How to Verify Data on Tape
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager, 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
In DPM Administrator Console, go to the Recovery view.
Select a recovery point that is on tape.
Click Verify tape from the tool ribbon.
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.
Other ResourcesManaging Tapes
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