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How to setup and Configure the SCDPM 2012 R2 on Hyper- v VM to take the Backup in Tape Library RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    I have to configured a SCDPM 202 R2 on one Hyper-V VM to take the Backup in Tape.

    Can any one suggest that we can take the Backup through SCDPM  hosted on VM in to tape Library..?


    Shailendra Dev

    Monday, July 21, 2014 6:16 PM

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  • Hi,

    Currently, Windows Hyper-v does not support tape libraries on the Vfc - this is covered in the following TechNet article.

    Hyper-V Virtual Fibre Channel Overview

    Tape library support

    Tape libraries are not supported on virtual machines configured with a Virtual Fibre Channel adapter.

    Consequently, DPM cannot support something that Windows does not support, so we have documented that Fvc tape is not supported in a VM

    Preparing for installation in a virtual environment

    So your current options are to use Iscsi attached tape library, or use a Physical DPM Server.

    Good news is both the Windows and DPM teams are working with tape library vendors to get their tape libraries certified to work in a Hyper-V VM using Vfc - expect more news about that in a future release of DPM.


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    Monday, July 21, 2014 6:37 PM
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  • Not totally sure whether it's possible, but you can try to expose physical tape library via ISCSI protocol using certain 3-party tool.

    We're utilizing similar approach with Veeam Backup and Replication (which squeezed DPM out of our environment) and it does its job great.

    Kind regards, Leonardo.

    Friday, July 25, 2014 2:35 PM