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DPM Tape Setup on Standalone RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello All

    I need some help setting up tape backups for DPM 2012 sp1

    We are primarily using DPM to backup client laptops and the dpm server (file server) 

    Our current policy goes like this

    Friday  - Week 1 Full Tape (Tape1Wk1Full)
    Sat-thurday - 6 Differential tapes  DiffTapeSat, DiffTapeSun...DiffTapeThur

    Friday - Week 2 Full tape  (Tape2Wk2Full)
    Sat-thurday - 6 Differential tapes  DiffTapeSat, DiffTapeSun...DiffTapeThur

    Friday - Week 3 Full tape  (Tape3Wk3Full)
    Sat-thurday - 6 Differential tapes  DiffTapeSat, DiffTapeSun...DiffTapeThur

    Then starts back from Week1, differntial tapes are reused. 

    Then 1st of every month is a Monthly Tape (3 month rotation)

    Then 1 tape archive year

    I understand that DPM doesnt do differential , is that correct ?

    Can DPM accomplish this or anything close to this using 1 standalone tape drive?

    Thank for any help!

    Tuesday, October 15, 2013 5:38 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    DPM performs Full+Incremental for short term daily backups.  Long term tape backups are always full backups.  Long term goals that use dataset-copy jobs (like yearly) will require two tape drives.


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