Short-term backup to tape RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    What are the pros and cons of using tape (VTL) for short-term backups in DPM 2012 R2?

    The reason this might be an option is that we are using a Virtual Tape Library (EMC DataDomain) which provides great deduplication rates.

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9:36 AM

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  • Hi,

    I don't see any real cons except that the virtual tapes cannot be taken offsite, however that VTL does allow for replication to another DD VTL offsite, so that is a good option if $ is not a problem.

    As mentioned, it does do dedupe, so if you backup the same data you get incredible dedup savings. Speed and reliability are other pro's for VTL since dirty tape drives are no longer an issue.  

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    Friday, May 23, 2014 8:44 PM