Move old DPM disk backups to tape RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have configured DPM 2012R2 for taking Microsoft Exchange backups on disk. The initial backup retention period kept by me was 30 days.

    We have recently deployed IBM Tape library and it is connected to DPM server.

    I wish to move the old exchange DPM backups taken on disk to the tape for long term retention and release the disk space.

    Please suggest the way to achieve the same.

    Thanks & Regards,


    Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:24 AM

All replies

  • Hi

    go to the Restore Tab, select your Exchange Database, select the correct Date, click Recover an choose Tape as Goal.

    Note: you can only write one Datasource to Tape.

    Seidl Michael | | |

    Thursday, October 9, 2014 4:52 AM
  • Hi Michael,

    Thanks for the suggestion. However, there are 2 concerns:

    1. You mentioned that I can only write one datasource to tape. Can you please elaborate? Does this mean that for every database I have created in Exchange, I will need a separate tape?

    2. What about the data security in terms of encryption? Does DPM allows encryption for the same?

    Many thanks in advance.


    Swapnil Malpani

    Regards, Swapnil Malpani

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:28 AM
  • 1: Yes, only one Datasource per Tape, after Recovery to tape, Tape will be marked as Offsite Ready

    2: you also can encrypt your Data this way

    Seidl Michael | | |

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:44 AM
  • Thanks for the clarification. The solution was not feasible as I have 60 databases and in this case I would require 60 tapes.

    I have restored all the databases to a network folder on one of the server, created a new protection group and configured long term protection for the folder to move them on a single tape.

    Although the database is an offline backup with log files, it will be easy to maintain the same on a single tape.

    Is there any other possible solution ?

    Regards, Swapnil Malpani

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:44 PM
  • Not really, i took the same way a few weeks ago to ar chive the same Problem.

    Seidl Michael | | |

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:55 PM