Accessing an archived DPM Database RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a DPM server that has gotten corrupt. We have built a new DPM server to take its place but do not want to migrate the old DPM database to it. Is there a way to access the old DPM database for restoring backups from tape? We use a 5 week rotations on our weekly tape backups and our monthly tapes are held for 5 years.

    We would very much appreciate and help with this.


    Mark Eggert

    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 7:47 PM

All replies

  • Hi Mark,

    You can import your tapes into the new DPM-server and perform restores without using your old DPM-database.
    It can be done either via the DPM-console or through PowerShell:

    How to Identify an Unknown Tape

    How to Recatalog an Imported Tape

    Kind Regards
    Markus Eliasson

    • Proposed as answer by bkpfast Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:13 AM
    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 5:24 AM
  • Hello Markus,

    Thank you for the reply and suggestion. Importing the tapes into the new server would be a large job as we currently have 131 monthly tapes for that server. There are another 53 weekly tapes that I figure would be overwritten in 5 weeks.


    Mark Eggert

    Wednesday, April 13, 2016 4:19 PM