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D2D2T with DPM RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi, I'm facing a DPM 2012 setup with only short-term protection on disk (san volume) and I'm asked to add the long-term protection on tapes. I'm waiting for the tape library to be shipped, so at the moment I cannot configure anything because DPM doesn't detect any tape devices. By the way, I have to write on tape backup files produced by veeam, for every VM veeam performs a full backup on saturday and 6 differential backups on other week days, so I'd like to transfer one week (full+6diff) on tape on sunday, with a retention of 3 months. Is this possible with DPM? Is there any particular configuration to do or it will be pretty straightforward? I can't understand how to tell to DPM the list of files it has to copy.

    Thank you

    Monday, October 20, 2014 8:58 AM

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  • The following article will help you in understanding the Tape Configuration:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh758197.aspx


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    Monday, October 20, 2014 10:30 AM
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  • Thank you. So I could install DPM Agent on the VEEAM Server and protect the volume containing VM backups with short-term protection on tape, scheduled with full backup weekly (on sunday). Would it be a correct configuration?
    Monday, October 20, 2014 11:09 AM
  • Why can't you use DPM only as the primary backup server and enable D2D2T? This makes the flow seamless. Amy specific reason you wnat to use VEEAM?

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    Monday, October 20, 2014 11:43 AM
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  • Because veeam has been up&running on a lot of servers for several months, so I'd like only to add a piece and not to change all, and dpm was already licensed. By the way, do you think that my proposal could be fine? 
    • Edited by maurice7785 Monday, October 20, 2014 2:06 PM
    Monday, October 20, 2014 2:05 PM
  • Is there a plan to move away from Veeam? I am wondering why you can't protect these servers using DPM and age Veeam slowly?

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    Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:11 AM
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  • Hi Maurice,

    There is two facts that you have to consider with your suggested configuration.

    * If the backups stop working, your DPM tape-backups will continue to backup the non-changed data.
    * To be able to restore any historical tape-backups there has to be a functional Veeam-server that can manage the restored files.

    I would make the same suggestion as Trinadh and look into a solution where you are not depending on two backup-applications to be able to restore tape-backups.

    Monday, October 27, 2014 8:12 AM