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DPM Management of Tapes via Script

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For those familiar with Microsoft backup software-Data Protection Manager-knows that many of the actions on the Tapes can be made in the User Interface; However, when we want to do bulk operations the User Interface may not be the best option and the use of Scripts can be a good alternative.

 

DPM Setup already provides some PowerShell scripts in%ProgramFiles%\Microsoft DPM\DPM\Bin, but none of them has a big impact at the level of the Tapes.

 

To facilitate this management our colleague has created a PowerShell script ("DPMTapeUtil script") which allows several actions on tapes, namely: Report recovery points, start inventory, mark free, erase, eject, re-catalog rescan library, run the one-off backup, among other ...

 

Some of the commands and parameters available are:

 

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