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URGENT! How to restore spanned tapes, doing DR exercise! RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    There should not be a need to re-catalog a tape if the DPMDB was restored that contains those tapes.   Are the tapes expired ? 


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    Monday, October 7, 2013 6:07 PM
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  • Hi,

    The protection group are set 2 weeks retention. Since the 2 weeks tapes are kept offside. we tested with more then 2 weeks retention for disaster recovery annually exercise, I guess this answered tapes are expired. So no point to restoring the DPMDB right?

    Furthermore the option "Recover to any instance of SQL Server, This option allow you to recover to any instance of SQL Server on same or alternate server" is grey out. I'm guess this will be more tedious to do by only using "Copy to a network folder", which I did tried by following from this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb808944.aspx but give me an error.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/getfile/351090





    • Edited by Oneoa Wednesday, October 9, 2013 12:52 AM
    Tuesday, October 8, 2013 1:49 AM
  • Hi,

    I would not be relying on expired tapes for disaster recovery, as can be seen, there are caveats and restriction on imported tapes. 


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    Friday, October 11, 2013 6:46 PM
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