Data Protector 9.0 and StoreOnce

I have a couple questions about DP 9.0 and StoreOnce software.  I am backing up the data to one of my Dell SAN's.  I have been using it for a few months and feel that I am not useing it properly.  I have DP 9.0 installed on a Windows 2012R2 server.  I am backing up data from 9 remote sites and 25 inhouse servers.

 

Question #1.  After creating the backup job for the Remote sites I did a full backup of each site.  After that I have been doing incremental backups.  Am I doing this right?  I had read that I should be doing full backups all the time but can not find that artical again.  Should the backups be Full or Inc?  I run these backups at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm & 6:00pm.

 

Question #2.  After creating the StoreOnce I was wondering if I could have two different volumes, at two different locations so I can backup my remote sites to the SAN inhouse and the inhouse servers to my DR site.  Is this possible and how do I make it happen?

Question #3.  My Manager & Director have said that they want to get away from tape backups.  It was my understanding that DP 9.0 Data deduplacation would all me to keep my backuped data for ever.  Then I read further in a DP document and read that if I want to keep the backed up data longer than one year then I need to back it up to tape.  Is this correct?

 

Thanks for any help you can give.

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    Question #3.  My Manager & Director have said that they want to get away from tape backups.  It was my understanding that DP 9.0 Data deduplacation would all me to keep my backuped data for ever.  Then I read further in a DP document and read that if I want to keep the backed up data longer than one year then I need to back it up to tape.  Is this correct?

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    I would say your understanding ("keep my backuped data for ever") was incorrrect.

    I only know StoreOnce Software (SOS) really well, it is a low cost
    dedplication solution, and is not intended for permanant data storage.
    I'm not sure where they give a spec, but it is in the documenttation that
    it is not  for permananent data storage.
    In my opinion a few weeks, or one or 2 months, is a typical time period.
    2 months maximum (in my opinion).

    Object copy the data to another format if you need it longer.


    There are two, more expensive, HP dedplication solutions
        - Virtual StoreOnce Appliance
        - The physical StoreOnce appliances.

    Certainly the physical StoreOnce appliances are OK for protecting data longer,
    than 2 months but I don't think they are for permananent data storage.

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  • Regarding
    Question #3.  My Manager & Director have said that they want to get away from tape backups.  It was my understanding that DP 9.0 Data deduplacation would all me to keep my backuped data for ever.  Then I read further in a DP document and read that if I want to keep the backed up data longer than one year then I need to back it up to tape.  Is this correct?

    Answer

    I would say your understanding ("keep my backuped data for ever") was incorrrect.

    I only know StoreOnce Software (SOS) really well, it is a low cost
    dedplication solution, and is not intended for permanant data storage.
    I'm not sure where they give a spec, but it is in the documenttation that
    it is not  for permananent data storage.
    In my opinion a few weeks, or one or 2 months, is a typical time period.
    2 months maximum (in my opinion).

    Object copy the data to another format if you need it longer.


    There are two, more expensive, HP dedplication solutions
        - Virtual StoreOnce Appliance
        - The physical StoreOnce appliances.

    Certainly the physical StoreOnce appliances are OK for protecting data longer,
    than 2 months but I don't think they are for permananent data storage.

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