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Long Term Backup DPM RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want off site tape backup trough DPM for the next one year,

    1.I have single powervoult

    2.Recovery goal: availability of data for recovery  : next 1 year(12 months), not going to reuse existing tapes.

    3.Full backup for all GP on a single TAPE

    4.Once in Every month

    5.TAPE drives are available

    6.Co-location data on tape enable

    7.after single backup how to mark tape ready for offsite 

      need help to make schedule in DPM,

    Thanks in advance

    G@nesh Nalawade.


    g@nesh

    Wednesday, October 3, 2012 9:12 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    <snip>
    after single backup how to mark tape ready for offsite
    >snip<

    You do not need the tape to show offsite ready before removing a tape from the library.  DPM will not care if the tape is removed from the library, just be sure to do a fast inventory after removing it so DPM knows it's no longer online.


    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.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Hi,

    Yes, that is correct, you can safely remove the tape if only 500GB was used, but not yet marked offsite ready.

    You can always restore data from tape (until DPM overwrites it), but you can only restore back to original location for data sets that have not yet expired.  For data sets that have expired, they will not show up under the recovery tab.  You will need to right-click the tape and view tape details, then select the expired data set and choose to option to copy. The files will be restored as flat files.  If the whole tape has expired, then you need to free the tape, unfree the tape, then recatalog the imported tape.  Those recovery points will now show in the recovery tab under "external DPM tapes" tree, and recovery options again will be limited to restoring to a network location, not original location.


    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.

    Monday, October 8, 2012 5:55 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Hi,

    <snip>
    after single backup how to mark tape ready for offsite
    >snip<

    You do not need the tape to show offsite ready before removing a tape from the library.  DPM will not care if the tape is removed from the library, just be sure to do a fast inventory after removing it so DPM knows it's no longer online.


    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.

    Thursday, October 4, 2012 10:50 PM
    Moderator
  • Hello Mike,

    Thanks for quick reply,

    Does it mean if backup done on the tape magazine only 500 GB out of 800 GB no need to mark as ready for offsite. i can take out tape  and installed new tape  for next backup schedule ,correct if i am wrong

    One more thing is there any time limit for data recovery from the tape.

    Thanks,

    G@nesh Nalawade.


    g@nesh

    Saturday, October 6, 2012 4:55 AM
  • Hi,

    Yes, that is correct, you can safely remove the tape if only 500GB was used, but not yet marked offsite ready.

    You can always restore data from tape (until DPM overwrites it), but you can only restore back to original location for data sets that have not yet expired.  For data sets that have expired, they will not show up under the recovery tab.  You will need to right-click the tape and view tape details, then select the expired data set and choose to option to copy. The files will be restored as flat files.  If the whole tape has expired, then you need to free the tape, unfree the tape, then recatalog the imported tape.  Those recovery points will now show in the recovery tab under "external DPM tapes" tree, and recovery options again will be limited to restoring to a network location, not original location.


    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.

    Monday, October 8, 2012 5:55 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Mike...


    g@nesh

    Friday, November 29, 2013 5:10 PM