2008 Core Server, HP LTO4 Drive and MS DPM2012 How to set up

Can anyone offer guidance and steps on how to get this running DPM is currently backing up to iscsi NAS. We have physically installed the HP LTO4 drive
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Steve WhitcherSystems AdministratorCommented:
When you say "2008 Core Server", it sounds like you're referring to a "server core" installation of the OS, without the GUI.  I assume that's not what you meant though, since DPM isn't supported on server core.  

If you have an existing install of DPM and you have added a tape library or drive to the dpm server, the tape hardware should show up in the Management section of DPM, under "Libraries".  Assuming you see it there, you then need to modify your protection groups, and configure the "long term (tape) protection" settings for each PG.
techies123Author Commented:
I have done a rescan in the Virtual machine running DPM and it doesn't find the HP LTO4 drive. How do I get the VM to see it within DPM?
Steve WhitcherSystems AdministratorCommented:
Ahh, sorry.  If DPM is running in a VM, I am not sure if you can or how you would go about getting it to see a tape drive attached to the host.  Hopefully someone else has some experience with that.

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Steve WhitcherSystems AdministratorCommented:
techies123 - I actually ended up working on something very similar just recently.  The solution I found for mapping a SCSI attached tape drive/library into a Hyper-V guest was to use the Virtual SAN program from Starwind Software.  (They used to offer a standalone tape re-director utility, but it has been merged into the vSAN software.)  The virtual san software will create an iscsi target for the tape drive, which you can then connect to from inside the VM.

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