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How to Recatalog an Imported Tape

Updated: April 21, 2010

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

An imported tape contains content that was created by another DPM server.

During the recatalog operation, DPM reads from the tape and adds information about the data that it contains to the database. After the recatalog operation is completed, you can recover data from the tape by selecting a recovery point from the data on the tape.

To recatalog an imported tape

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Management on the navigation bar.

  2. On the Libraries tab, select the tape to import.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Recatalog imported tape.

To recatalog an imported tape using DPM Management Shell

  • Use the following syntax to recatalog an imported tape:

    Start-TapeRecatalog [-Tape] <Media[]> [-JobStateChangedEventHandler <JobStateChangedEventHandler> ] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorAction <ActionPreference> ] [-ErrorVariable <String> ] [-OutVariable <String> ] [-OutBuffer <Int32> ]

    For more information, type "Get-Help Start-TapeRecatalog -detailed" in DPM Management Shell.

    For technical information, type "Get-Help Start-TapeRecatalog -full" in DPM Management Shell.

To recatalog a tape from a shared library

  • If you try to recatalog a tape in a shared library from a DPM server other than the one from which the backup was taken, you will not see the Recatalog and View Contents options in the Actions pane.
    Run a detailed inventory on that tape. After the inventory is completed, the Recatalog and View Contents options are enabled on the Actions pane.

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