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    Due to some odd constraints on our new DPM project the following is the best scenario for our new setup: We will have a primary DPM server on site which will back up data to disk. The data will then be replicated to and offsite, secondary DPM server. The replicated data on the secondary DPM server will then be backed up to tape. To restore data, we would have to put in the tape and restore files or from tape. Will DPM work in this scenario the way I expect it to?

    Thursday, May 30, 2013 7:18 PM

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  • Hi

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    To restore data, we would have to put in the tape and restore files or from tape. Will DPM work in this scenario the way I expect it to?
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    Yes, based on retention period for each of the below, you have three restore options:

    A) Restore from the primary DPM Server from disk based recovery point.

    B) Restore from the Secondary DPM Server from disk based recovery point.

    C) Restore from the Secondary DPM Server from tape based recovery point.


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    Friday, May 31, 2013 2:16 AM
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  • Hi

    <snip>
    To restore data, we would have to put in the tape and restore files or from tape. Will DPM work in this scenario the way I expect it to?
    >snip<

    Yes, based on retention period for each of the below, you have three restore options:

    A) Restore from the primary DPM Server from disk based recovery point.

    B) Restore from the Secondary DPM Server from disk based recovery point.

    C) Restore from the Secondary DPM Server from tape based recovery point.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    Friday, May 31, 2013 2:16 AM
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  • Thanks Mike!
    Friday, May 31, 2013 2:36 PM