After removing a server from protection group and then adding it back - can I retrieve old data from backup tapes? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I'm new to DPM and need some advice.

    I had to remove a server from Protection Group 1 and then add it back again, following a failure to solve replication errors with the SystemState and BareMetalRestore components. Now the server is being backed up without any problems.

    However, having done this I'm curious to know if I can still use previous tape backups if I need to access any data saved prior to making this change?

    In addition, I'd welcome any information on the what the best practice would be if I ever had to do this again. Any pointers or links to articles would be most welcome.

    Many thanks,


    Friday, April 15, 2016 3:37 PM

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  • Yes, data is recoverable. 

    When you remove from protection group, make sure you didn't choose 'Expire recovery points on Tape'

    Friday, April 15, 2016 5:11 PM
  • Hi Vijay,

    Thanks for the quick response and the tip. I'll keep it in mind if I ever have to do this again.

    Best regards,


    Saturday, April 16, 2016 8:07 PM