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question about restoring from tape

surreal road
Occasional Contributor

question about restoring from tape

Hi there, simple question: if I make a backup to LTO3 tape using HP's data protector express, is it possible then to restore it at another location using different software?
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TapeDrive Killer
Trusted Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

No Way ! u need to install DPE and join the domain
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surreal road
Occasional Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

so i can't make a tape backup of something and post it to someone else?!
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

Hi,

You could, but generally that person would need to be using similar backup software to restore the tape.

Cheers,

Rob
surreal road
Occasional Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

ok thanks. on a related note, is it possible to use the 960 just with regular old windows backup on these occasions?
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

Yes that would work fine.

You might need to stop the Data Protector software just in case it locks out the tape drive from Windows.

Cheers,
Rob
surreal road
Occasional Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

Great, thanks Rob!
Rob Leadbeater
Honored Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

Cool. Remember to assign points...

http://forums11.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#28

Cheers,
Rob
TapeDrive Killer
Trusted Contributor

Re: question about restoring from tape

You can add this server to the DOMAIn server where you backup with the LTO3 drive then do a restore on a diffrent location using DPE
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