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Reusing tapes

Created: 19 Mar 2014 • Updated: 24 Mar 2014 | 6 comments
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What will happen to taps allready scheduled with dpm and all of them been used if i want to kick dpm out of my production environment and replace BE.. is the taps will earsed or overwrite when i configure it and make my schedule backup on it ?


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pkh's picture

When you removed DPM and wasn't too reuse the tapes used by DPM, just right-click on them in the BE console and select erase. This will erase them and make them ready for use by BE

A.sherif's picture

But what if i don't want to losing the data on taps ? 

pkh's picture

.... then just keep them in some place safe and don't put them in the tape drive/tape library

A.sherif's picture

I'm sorry i'm not understand ... i want to use the same taps that on dpm without losing data, it is must earsed for BE use or there is another way to use them without earse ?

pkh's picture

No. You cannot combine DPM backups and BE backups on the same tape.