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DPM2012 Adding Tape Library from a remote system RRS feed

  • Question

  • Scenario: DPM installed on virtual machine "vServer1", SAN attached Tape Library attached to server "Server2".

    How do I get DPM on vServer1 to see the Tape Library on Server2?

    Software/Configuration, I can't seem to find anything for this kind of task.

    Figure Either I'm using the wrong look-up terminology, or DPM Server has to be installed on Server2. I don't like option 2 because I want to manage my backups from a VM.

    Any simple answers?

    Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:48 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    There is no way to make that happen currently, you would need a iscsi tape library so the DPM server running in a VM could attach to it.  In Windows 8 (2012)  Hyper-V will include a synthetic Fiber adapter that you could use to attach to the SAN library.  However, DPM does not support sharing tape libraries with any other application (only between DPM servers) , so you would either need to dedicate it DPM, or hardware partition it and let DPM use one partition and the 3rd party app the other. 


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    Thursday, June 28, 2012 12:23 AM
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  • Hi Mike,

    I realise this is an old thread, but being in a similar situation,changed the solution now and  like to know if the below works and is supported?

    Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V enabled and with DPM installed on it.

    Tape Library Attached to the Hyper-V/DPM server

    Can I also host any VM's on the Hyper-V/DPM box? (Looking to host a secondary AD server and a couple of other VM's).

    I understand DPM+AD cannot be co-located, but in my scenario, it's a VM running on a DPM server!

    TIA

    PN


    • Edited by SySInCloud Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:32 PM DPM HyperV
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:08 PM
  • Hi,

    Yes, as long at DPM is DPM 2012 Sp1 (which supports running on Windows 2012) and the Hyper-V host is NOT clustered (IE it's a standalone Hyper-V server) then your configuration will work.


    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.

    • Proposed as answer by SySInCloud Thursday, March 21, 2013 11:47 AM
    Wednesday, March 20, 2013 5:42 PM
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