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DPM 2010 tape unknown after DPM2012R2 upgrade RRS feed

  • Question

  • Our DPM 2010 server crashed. We built a new server, with DPM 2012R2. Our previous DPM 2010 tapes show up as unknown.  We have tried to Identify unknown tape with no luck.  Only options available for that tape are to Identify, Erase or Mark as cleaning tape.

    We have tried multiple tapes from weeks past with no luck.
    DPM 2012R2 is backing up the server and identifying tapes other than that.

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 8:14 PM

All replies

  • You would want to use the option to identify the tapes. I am assuming you didn't have a secondary dpm server to protect your primary DPM server or any SQL backups of the primary DPM server database sent to a network location on a daily basis. If you did you could leverage SQL skills to import the old tape catalog and augment it to the new tape catalog.  Word of caution the DPM database is highly relational with plenty of referential integrity constraints - working this approach from the database backend should only be attempted by experienced Sql professionals.

    Sassan Karai

    Sunday, October 15, 2017 4:17 PM