Add a Tape RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello everybody,

    i have a question about the functionality of DPM 2010.

    I have installed DPM 2010 on a Windows Server 2008 R2. As Tape Library i use a DELL PowerVault 124t with actual Firmware for the Drive and Autoloader. The Autolibrary is connected with SCSI to the Server. I Use LTO3 Tapes.

    DPM recognize the Library with the Drive and the 16 shafts.

    I can mark a Tape as free and when i start a Backup of a Protection Group it use this Tape. But if i start a next Backup, DPM dont use this same Tape again and searches a new Tape. Is this normal? The Tape have enough space to Backup more.

    In the Library i cant select "Add tape (I/O...)". What does this do?

    Hope you can help me


    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 7:55 AM


  • Aaaah, finally i found the parameter to Backup to one Tape as long its free

    Set-DPMGlobalProperty -DPMServerName <name of DPM server> -OptimizeTapeUsage $True

    But for what is the Selection "Add tape (I/0-Station)" (in german "Band hinzügen (E/A-Station)")

    • Marked as answer by Martyi88 Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:17 PM
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:06 PM