How DPM Uses Stand-Alone Tape Drives
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
For stand-alone tape drives, System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM) does the following for each protection group:
Appends all short-term backups to a single tape.
Appends all long-term backups to a single tape that is different from the short-term backup tape.
When a tape fills up, DPM raises an alert to add a new free tape.
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