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.