Enabling/Disabling co-location of data on Tape

With DPM 2007 Feature Pack  (KB949779), we have added support for media co-location. With this feature, you can achieve better tape utilization by co-locating data from multiple protection groups with similar retention range. This feature is disabled by default. You can use following PowerShell commands to enable and disable tape co-location.


Enable Tape co-location:


Set-DPMGlobalProperty -DpmServer <DPM Server Name> -OptimizeTapeUsage $true


Disable Tape co-location:


Set-DPMGlobalProperty -DpmServer <DPM Server Name> -OptimizeTapeUsage $false


You can verify the status of tape co-location feature (Enabled/Disabled) from Library Management tab of DPMUI.


The Feature Pack can be downloaded from following locations.

x86:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e9e1fe35-b175-40a8-8378-2f306ccc9e28&DisplayLang=en


x64:  http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=ad5cd1a2-9b87-4a2c-90a2-9dbaf1024310&DisplayLang=en


Madhan S