Setting up DPM to use a Dell 124T 16 tape Auto loader. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys

    I need help please. I have WIN 2008 R2 STD SP1 with DPM 2012 SP1 I want to setup DPM  to use 1 tape for each day using a Dell 124T Auto loader. If my understanding is correct, DPM would fill up a tape and when it is full it will select another available tape in the library and continue with the backup.

    I also read that DPM will only select a different tape when Daily Full back ups are made.

    Do you have advice for me please?

    Wednesday, August 21, 2013 7:28 AM


  • Hello, I also have Dell 124T auto loader and here is how I configured it. 

    On Management -> Libraries -> select your 124T library and on upper ribbon select Optimize usage button. 
    I think you can configure what you need there.

    If you select protection group set and choose Modify you can play with Advanced button - here you can set write period - so if you set 1 day then after daily backup it will go to offline mode (it means even if on tape is only written for eg. 100 GB it will not allow to write next backup on this tape until your backup will expire).

    Other useful think there is to collocate different protection groups on one tape to save some tapes.  

    Good luck :)

    • Marked as answer by Virgel Jane Tuesday, December 3, 2019 2:59 PM
    Monday, August 26, 2013 5:28 PM