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Need help in setting up tape backups RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    we have client, and he asking to setup backups in the following way..

    they have HP Stan-alone tape drive, and SC DPM 2012, they would like to take backups for daily incremental and weekly full backups, they would like to move tape to relocate as soon as it gets full.and they will never reused it to overwrite.

    the problem is they wanted to use single tape drive to different protection groups(one for fileserver and one for SQL Server) ..this single tape drive as soon as filled status should show offsite ready...

    is this possible..?if yes what are that major setting should i considered?

    Thanks


    MCITP

    Friday, March 22, 2013 4:01 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    See the following link:

    How DPM Uses Stand-Alone Tape Drives
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh758145.aspx

    If you only have one tape drive, then you will need to stagger the backup times and change the tape in the tape drive so each protection groups (PG) appropriate tape is in the drive before the scheduled backup.  An easier solution would be to have two standalone drives, and configure each PG to use different drives, that way you can keep the tape in the drive(s) for the whole week or until it is filled.


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    Wednesday, April 3, 2013 3:14 PM
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  • The first thing about DPM is that it uses VSS snapshots as one and only backup method. The major consequence is that you are very limited in flexibility and cannot do incremental, differential or full backups, implement GFS backup strategy or Progressive Paradigm. 
    Friday, April 5, 2013 2:27 PM
  • Hi Jmurbach,

    VSS is the mechanism used to get the data into a consistent state prior to backing it up.  What you do after the snapshot is created depends on the type of backup you wish to perform.  DPM Support Full, or Full+Incremental backups for short term recovery goals and it supports GFS backups for Long term goals.


    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.

    Friday, April 5, 2013 4:26 PM
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