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2012-DPM Incremental Backup Issue RRS feed

  • Question

  • we have deployed the DPM 2012 SP1 and now we are able to do full backups only. we don’t see any option to do an Incremental backups. we have check over all but we couldn’t find any option

    Could you please clarify the below scenarios

    ü  How to configure and schedule tapes for Daily ,Weekly , Monthly & Yearly backup

    ü  we need to know if we can able to restore any day deleted files from the weekly, monthly or yearly backup

    ü  How to configure the pool for Tape Library in DPM 2012

    We want to achieve this below scenario:

    ü  Need daily backup form Sunday to Friday à retention period 6 days   

    ü  Weekly backup on Saturday  à retention period 4 weeks  

    ü  Monthly backup last day of the month à 1 year

    ü  Yearly Backup end of the year à Life time

    Our issue:

    ü  We can’t able to restore any particular deleted day file form weekly backup & month end backup as well

    ü  We notice that Daily ,weekly & monthly is taking the full backup instead of incremental

    So please advise and Appreciate your early response.

    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 12:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    DPM gives you option for incremental tape backups only as a short term tape backup goal. If you are doing short-term disk protection, then all long term tape backup goals are full backup only.

    If you want the ability to perform a restore for ANY FILE from long term tapes on a daily basis, then you need to perform daily tape backups and keep them for a longer period.  Longer backup goals like weekly / monthly etc are "point in time" copy backups taken from the previous "latest" tape backup.  So they simply represent the data that was backed up on "That Day" and not for file versions for the whole week / month / year.


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    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:39 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    we have deployed the DPM 2012 SP1 and now we are able to do full backups only. we don’t see any option to do an Incremental backups. we have check over all but we couldn’t find any option

    Could you please clarify the below scenarios

     

    ü  How to configure and schedule tapes for Daily ,Weekly , Monthly & Yearly backup

    ü  we need to know if we can able to restore any day deleted files from the weekly, monthly or yearly backup

    ü  How to configure the pool for Tape Library in DPM 2012

     

    We want to achieve this below scenario:

     

    ü  Need daily backup form Sunday to Friday à retention period 6 days   

    ü  Weekly backup on Saturday  à retention period 4 weeks  

    ü  Monthly backup last day of the month à 1 year

    ü  Yearly Backup end of the year à Life time

     

    Our issue:

     

    ü  We can’t able to restore any particular deleted day file form weekly backup & month end backup as well

    ü  We notice that Daily ,weekly & monthly is taking the full backup instead of incremental

    So please advise and Appreciate your early response.

    Regards

    Yuvi

    Sunday, October 6, 2013 2:05 PM
  • Hi,

    DPM gives you option for incremental tape backups only as a short term tape backup goal. If you are doing short-term disk protection, then all long term tape backup goals are full backup only.

    If you want the ability to perform a restore for ANY FILE from long term tapes on a daily basis, then you need to perform daily tape backups and keep them for a longer period.  Longer backup goals like weekly / monthly etc are "point in time" copy backups taken from the previous "latest" tape backup.  So they simply represent the data that was backed up on "That Day" and not for file versions for the whole week / month / year.


    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.


    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 6:39 PM