Using Tape both for Short- and Long-Term Protection

When creating a new protection group, you have the option of choosing tape both for short-term and long-term protection methods. If this choice is made, the steps in the Create New Protection Group Wizard differ slightly in that you need to define the full backup schedule for the short-term protection goal on tape. It is recommended that the short-term, tape-based, full backups be executed just prior to the long-term backups. The reason is that DPM creates copies of the latest short-term, tape-based, full backup to generate the long-term backup. By scheduling the short-term, tape-based, full backup just before the long-term backup, you ensure that the latest version of the protected data is ...

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