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How to Verify Data on Tape

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

The Verify tape action verifies whether the selected recovery point on tape is recoverable. During verification, DPM mounts and reads the tape on which the data exists. You can monitor the progress of verification in the Monitoring task area on the Jobs tab.

If the selected recovery point is stored on tape that is not in the tape library, DPM will queue the job for one hour. You must add the tape that contains the selected recovery point to the library within the one hour timeframe or the job will expire.

To verify data on tape by selecting a recovery point

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Recovery in the navigation bar.

  2. Select a recovery point that is on tape.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Verify tape.

To verify data on a tape by selecting a recovery point using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to verify the data on a tape:

    Test-DPMTapeData [-RecoveryPoint] <RecoverySource> [-RecoveryPointLocation <RecoverySourceLocation> ] [-JobStateChangedEventHandler <JobStateChangedEventHandler> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Test-DPMTapeData -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Test-DPMTapeData -full" in DPM Management Shell.

See Also

Concepts

Managing Tapes

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