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Long term backup to disk RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I am looking at using DPM to replace a legacy backup product we use for non virtual workloads. We will be using a storage appliance to store backup data rather than tape. From looking at DPM, I can only see short term backup options to disk and long term still uses tape. Is there any feature or configuration I can use to do long term backups to disk with 2 years+ retention?

    many thanks in advance for any help and information

    James

    Monday, April 11, 2016 1:36 PM

All replies

  • Hi James,

    To configure long term protection on disk you have to use a Virtual Tape Library(VTL) like Firestreamer:
    https://www.cristalink.com/fs/

    This will get you all the possibilities that tape-protection have in DPM but the backup data will still be stored on a disk system.

    You might also be interested in using Azure to store backups offsite or/and as a Disaster-recovery site:
    Preparing to back up workloads to Azure with DPM

    Please look into the two different solutions and feel free to post further questions if they arise! 

    Kind Regards
    Markus Eliasson

    Monday, April 11, 2016 2:38 PM