Unexpired tape RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hi,

    My tapes are not expiring even if i specified to expire on the 5th week.

    I've used a forced tape to expire from a blog. It was successful before but right now i'm receiving the error below.

    Any idea on how to resolve the issue?



    Remove-RecoveryPoint : Operation failed because the recovery point specified fo
    r deletion was created as part of an incremental tape backup.
    DPM can only delete recovery points that were created as part of a full tape ba
    ckup. Retry the operation after specifying a recovery point created by a full t
    ape backup. This will automatically delete all the recovery points created by t
    he full tape backup as well as all dependent incremental tape backups. (ID: 310
    At C:\Program Files\Microsoft DPM\DPM\bin\Expiredtape.ps1:70 char:37
    +                 Remove-RecoveryPoint  <<<< -RecoveryPoint $rp -ForceDeletion

    Tuesday, July 27, 2010 7:13 AM

All replies

  • It sound like the tape you are attempting to expire is part of a spanned tape set, you should try to expire the other tape set member(s) first, then try expiring this tape.
    Regards, Mike J [MSFT] This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Friday, July 30, 2010 12:27 AM