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DPM ignoring long term protection goal RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    We have two long term protectoin goals set in DPM, as per the screen shot below. Recovery goal 1 is never executed, can anyone see why this is?

    Thanks,

    Martin

     

     

     

    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 2:59 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Please flip your recovery goals, DPM assumes an assending retention range.  Once you flip the goals, DPM will honor the goals.

     


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:05 PM
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All replies

  • Screen shot didn't post here, are the settings:

    Recovery Goal 1:

    Backup every 1 months

    Retention range 60 Months

    No. of copies 1

    Recovery Goal 2:

    Backup Every 1 Days

    Retention Rage 2 weeks

    No. of copies 1

    Option

    Run backup only for the recovery goal with the longest retention range

    Backup Schedule

    Every 1 Months: First day, 01:00

    Every 1 Days: 00:00



    • Edited by M Sperrin Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:32 PM
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 3:30 PM
  • Hi,

    Please flip your recovery goals, DPM assumes an assending retention range.  Once you flip the goals, DPM will honor the goals.

     


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012 6:05 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Mike,

    I've flipped the goals as requested, so will have to wait until the beginning of Feb to see if this has worked for sure. One side effect of changing the recovery goals it that all that all the datasets on the two week cycle tapes are now marked for expiry in 5 years. Is there any where to fix this apart from running the script to free the tapes as and when required?

    Thanks,
    Martin

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:39 PM
  • Hi,

    No- the expiry date will be modified anytime the recovery goals change, so expiring the tapes as needed until they are all recycled is correct way to move forward.

     


    Regards, Mike J. [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, January 12, 2012 1:04 AM
    Moderator