How to Recatalog an Imported Tape
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, 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
In DPM Administrator Console, go to the Management view.
On the Libraries workspace, select the tape to import.
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 tool ribbon.
Run a detailed inventory on that tape. After the inventory is completed, the Recatalog and View Contents options are enabled on the tool ribbon.
TasksHow to Inventory the Tape Library
Other ResourcesManaging Tapes
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