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DPM2016 and using USB drives as the long term 'tape drives' RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi

    we currently use HyperV  DPM2012R2  for backups, using a virtual drive as the storage pool. We also use a USB drive as the tape backup, using the Firestreamer product to present the USB drive as tape drives,  for DPM2012R2 to use, thinking they are actual tape drives.

    I will be moving to using a second DPM server offsite in place of the tapes, in the medium term future, but I'm looking to upgrade to DPM2016 in the short term,

    Is it possible to use USB drives with DPM2016, as the 'tape drive' long term storage, directly, instead of having to use FireStreamer to make the USB appear to be tapes?

    Cant see an answer to this is the documentation from MS.

    Thanks

    Glyn

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 9:08 AM