As you may know, DPM 2007 adds support for tape to DPM 2006's disk-based protection. So with DPM 2007, you can configure protection disk-to-disk, disk-to-tape, or disk-to-disk-to-tape. But an important question you'll have is, will DPM work with my existing tape library? Or, what tape library should I get to work with DPM?
For your answer, take a look at the list of tape libraries that have been tested and found compatible with DPM so far. Keep in mind that just because a tape library is not listed there, it does not mean that it is not compatible--only that it has not yet been tested.
Can anyone explain the procedure for manually configuring tape drives. I am getting the following error and it say to refer to chapter 9 which may or may not exist yet. Thanks
If your tape library is displayed as a stand-alone tape drive, or if the state of your library in DPM Administrator Console does not reflect the physical state accurately, you may need to correct the tape drive mapping. For more information about remapping tape drives, see Chapter 9, "Managing Tape Libraries", in the DPM (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=66738)
The drive remapping instructions are in the Operations Guide, which is included in the documentation download on the Connect site.