How many dataset copy we can create in a week? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm struggling to make schedule where the LT should have dataset copy 3 times a week with ST with daily Full+incremental backup with configuration as follow below:

    ST retention range: 2 Week(s)
    Synchronization: Daily
    ST backup schedule:
       Weekly: Full backup: Friday 3:00:00 PM
       Daily: 6:00:00 PM except on: Sun, Fri, Sat

    LT (tape) retention range: 2 Week(s)
    LT (tape) frequency: Weekly
    LT (tape) backup schedule:
       Weekly: Monday 7:00:00 PM
       Weekly: Wednesday 7:00:00 PM
       Weekly: Friday 4:00:00 PM

    ST configured on DELL TL4000 (4 drives) and LT configured on DELL TL2000 (2 drives). With configuration Library details as follows:

    Library: TL4000
    Drives allocated: 3
    Copy library: TL2000

    No matter what i configure it seem LT - dataset copy only can be create after my ST - Full+incremental been made and it only once a week?

    Correct me if i'm wrong.

    Reason I wanted have 3 times a week fall in Mon, Wed, Fri  because I want to send offsite the tape will covering from ST.
    But do not want make double copies of the tapes.

    DPM 2010 with latest roll-up (KB2615782) | DELL Server R710 (Windows 2008 R2 SP1) RAM: 24GB PF: 36-60GB | DELL TL2000 (2 Drives) | And still struggling and monitoring... Battle continues... never life happy ever after.. :(

    • Edited by Oneoa Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:51 PM
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012 5:38 PM


  • Hi,

    You are correct. If you change the first recovery goal from Full + Incremental daily backup, to Daily Full only, then you can see if making multiple weekly backups on different days will work.  

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    Sunday, June 24, 2012 8:23 PM