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  • Hi guys,

    Had a couple questions for you all.  We have a server we are taking offline, We have a retention period on tape for 24 months and the job will run at the end of this month.  what we want to do is leave the recovery points it has now on the server, even leave the server in the protection group until after this runs but turn the server off.  We are wondering if the ling term to tape jobs will still run based on the newest recovery points the server has at the time even if the server cannot talk to the agent.

    Second question is there a way to set the retention period on a manual tape back up job.  If the first way wont work without the server being turned on we would like to just do a full back to tape with a 24 month retention period but cant find any way to set a retention period on the job. 

    thank You Cary Wells

    Tuesday, July 17, 2012 9:57 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The script should just run an ad-hoc backup and not effect future backup jobs for that recovery goal.  The script only runs against a protection group.  Nothing stops you from running a manual tape backup for a data source, then taking that tape out of the library and shelved. If you bring it back after the RP's expire on that tape, you can import it, re-catalog it and restore the data to a network share or drive on any protected server that has a DPM agent installed


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    • Marked as answer by carywells Wednesday, February 6, 2013 11:27 PM
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:01 AM
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  • Hi,

    Once you turn off the protected server and no more disk based RP's are being made, then the next monthy tape backup will work, but all future backups will faill since there are no newer disk based backups.  You should simply remove the server from the PG and retain the data so no future jobs are attempted.  The disk based RP's will never expire since no new ones are being created.  The tape based will expire based on original retention period (24 months)

    You can manually make a recovery point for a specific goal using the poweshell script in this post.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/dpmtapebackuprecovery/thread/4d9e8f47-33b6-4f57-82fa-6d25f6c43d80

     


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    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:38 PM
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  • Hi,

    thank you for that script and the information.  If we run the script say on Wednesday does that affect the job that should run at the end of the month normally or will that run on time also?  also is there a way to pull one data source out of the protection group to do a tape backup on?  We have around 5 schools in this protection group I am speaking of and I was wondering since only one school is being closed therefor one server is being decomissioned I would like to do just one data source of that school server.  I realize I could just create a new Protection group and move the server into it and then do a 24 month retention tape backup but this is out of curiosity now.

    Thank you

    Cary Wells

    Wednesday, July 18, 2012 8:04 PM
  • Hi,

    The script should just run an ad-hoc backup and not effect future backup jobs for that recovery goal.  The script only runs against a protection group.  Nothing stops you from running a manual tape backup for a data source, then taking that tape out of the library and shelved. If you bring it back after the RP's expire on that tape, you can import it, re-catalog it and restore the data to a network share or drive on any protected server that has a DPM agent installed


    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.

    • Marked as answer by carywells Wednesday, February 6, 2013 11:27 PM
    Thursday, July 19, 2012 12:01 AM
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