DPM 2010 – Import and Recatalog an Expired Tape to Recover Files

Whilst trying to recover an Exchange Database I recently run into the above problem.  Its quite easy really:

  1. Insert tape into tape drive
  2. Open DPM-> Management->select tape drive.
  3. Click Mark tape as free.
  4. Click Unmark tape as free.
  5. Click Recatalog.
  6. Click Recovery.
  7. In the Browse tab, expand the folder for External DPM Tapes.
  8. Click Recoverable Items Recatalog
  9. Locate the file(s) that needs to be recovered.
  10. Right-click and select Recover.
  11. Follow the wizard prompts and choose a suitable location for the recovered file(s).

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