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Co-Locating Data on Tape

Updated: April 1, 2012

Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010

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System Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) allows you to co-locate protection groups on a tape. Using this feature, you can group recovery points of multiple protection groups on a single tape. This optimizes the tape usage in case you have many small protection groups.


The following restrictions apply to using data co-location in DPM:

  • You cannot apply co-location selectively. If enabled, it applies to all protection groups.

  • Only protection groups with the same retention period can be co-located on the same tape.

  • Encrypted and non-encrypted datasets cannot be co-located on the same tape.

  • Datasets from short-term backup to tape and long-term backup to tape cannot be collocated.

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