Recovering Data from Expired Tapes
Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
DPM does not allow you to recatalog a tape that has expired. To recover data from such a tape, use the following procedure.
After you recatalog the contents of an expired tape, the recovery points from this tape will appear as External DPM Tapes on the Recovery tab.
To recover data from an Expired tape
On the Administrator Console, right-click the expired tape, and then click Mark tape as free.
This changes the status of the tape to Free (contains data).
Right-click the tape again and then click Unmark tape as free.
This changes the status of the tape to Imported <original tape label>.
Right-click the tape again and then click Recatalog imported tape.