Estimate Number of Tapes required RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi Guys,


    I have setted up  a new DPM server and scheduled some weekly/monthly backups. Is there any way in DPM 2007 to check or estimate how many tapes it will require over the weekend to protect the groups i have chosen to?



    • Moved by Praveen D [MSFT] Monday, July 19, 2010 6:36 AM Moving to DPM Tape Protection Forum (From:Data Protection Manager)
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 1:38 PM




    Unfortunatly, there are a lot of variables that are unknown here so it's going to be up to you to fill in the blanks and try to determine how many will be required.

    If you have a tape library (tape changer) then each protection group will require at least one tape, unless you have enabled co-location. - in which case you can put data sources from different PG's on the same tape provided each PG has the same retension goals.  

    The capacity of the tape and if you enable compression or not.

    The amount of "file data" that supports incrementals versus Application data that does not and requires full backups.


    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Thursday, July 1, 2010 6:02 PM