Different retention policies for two different tape libraries. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Greetings,

    It would be great if we could use different retention periods for two different tape libraries in DPM.

    Our security policy does not let us to use Azure.

    We keep 5 days of 30 min backups locally on DAS.

    We keep 30 days of daily backups on virtual tape library.

    We keep 7 years of monthly backups on physical tape library offsite.

    But currently, the only way of sending the data to physical tape is to configure a 7 year retention goal on virtual tape library with a copy job going to physical tape, so we have to manually remove backups from virtual tape library.

    It would be nice to be able to tell to DPM, in layman's terms: "Do backups from disk to virtual tape library and keep them for 30 days and, once a month, do backups from disk to physical tape, and keep them for 7 years."

    We really hope that this will be made available.

    Thank you.


    Thursday, January 21, 2016 6:19 PM