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DPM 2010 - Backup Tape Strategy (Welcome any suggestions!) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

     

    We just recently set up a DPM server on Windows Server 2008 R2 and would like some suggestions on long term tape strategies.  Mainly just some general information on tape rotation, and the amount of tapes required for said rotation strategy.  Putting some feelers out there to see what other IT departments are doing in this regards.

    Suggestions are very much appreciated!

     

    -Aaron

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:13 PM

Answers

  • Hello Aaron,

     

    for example we are scheduled long term tape backups like this (just for offsite):

    - Every month, with 3 month retention

    - Every 6 month with 6 month retention

    - And every year with 10 years retention

     

    Our short term strategy is a mixture of dpm disk to disk backup and san off-hardware replication with backup frequency 4h to 1day (data wise) and 30 days retention.

    We are backing up about 150tb with two dpm 2010 servers. Some more information from your side like type of data, data size and your short term strategy woul be helpful for giving you tips.

     

    greetings stefan

    Friday, October 14, 2011 12:53 AM

All replies

  • Hello Aaron,

     

    for example we are scheduled long term tape backups like this (just for offsite):

    - Every month, with 3 month retention

    - Every 6 month with 6 month retention

    - And every year with 10 years retention

     

    Our short term strategy is a mixture of dpm disk to disk backup and san off-hardware replication with backup frequency 4h to 1day (data wise) and 30 days retention.

    We are backing up about 150tb with two dpm 2010 servers. Some more information from your side like type of data, data size and your short term strategy woul be helpful for giving you tips.

     

    greetings stefan

    Friday, October 14, 2011 12:53 AM
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