Are long term backups created from short term tape full + incremental? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Does DPM use short term tape, Full + incrementals to create the long term Tape backups?

    For example, if i run a short term to tape full with incremental against a computer with a 1 week retention then run a long term recovery point every 1 week for for 4 weeks and 1 recovery point every month for 6 months.

    will all the long term RPs actually run a full backup or will they build one from the previous full plus incremental?

    My question is two fold,

    1. i am concerned about total long term storage

    2. I am concerned about time needed to complete the full backup.


    Wednesday, December 10, 2014 5:33 PM

All replies

  • DPM doesn't support incremental backups to Tape. Tape Backups are always full.

    Regards, Trinadh [MSFT] This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights. If you found the reply helpful, please MARK IT AS ANSWER. Looking for source of information for DPM?

    Friday, December 19, 2014 9:32 AM