Configuring Tape Libraries
Updated: November 1, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager
You can add tape libraries and stand-alone tape drives to System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) to enable short-term and long-term data protection on tape. The tape libraries and stand-alone tape drives must be physically attached to the DPM server.
Before DPM can recognize the tape library, you must add the following firewall exceptions:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\SQL\MSSQL10_50.MSDPMV4RC\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlbrowser.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft System Center 2012\DPM\DPM\bin\DPMLA.exe
|If you are sharing the tape library across multiple DPM servers, add the exceptions on all of them.|
After you attach a new tape library or stand-alone tape drive to your DPM server, you must perform a Rescan operation before the DPM server can identify them. When you perform a Rescan operation, DPM examines the tape libraries or stand-alone tape drives that are attached to the DPM server and updates the information that is displayed on the Libraries area of the Management workspace in DPM Administrator Console. The Libraries area displays each stand-alone tape drive, and each tape library and its drives.
You use the Rescan operation on the Libraries area to check for and refresh the state of all new tape libraries and stand-alone tape drives when you make changes to your hardware.
|If the stand-alone tape drives listed on the Libraries area in DPM Administrator Console do not match the physical state of your stand-alone tape drives, see Managing Tapes in DPM Help. For example, if drives from a tape library are listed as stand-alone tape drives, or if a stand-alone tape drive displays incorrectly as a drive in a tape library, you need to remap the tape drive information.|
To configure tape libraries
In DPM Administrator Console, click Management, and then click Libraries.
Click Rescan on the tool ribbon.
The Rescan operation might take several minutes to complete. DPM will add any library jobs to the queue that began during the Rescan operation. If a library job is already in progress when the Rescan operation begins, the Rescan operation will fail.
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