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NAS Backup V11 licensing

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Is there any chance one day there will be NAS Backup licensing that is not related to a certain storage size?

We waited a long time for the NAS Backup option. But licensing it to 250GB does not make any sense for us. We are a small company with many TBs and a daily grow of almost 300GB. Doubling the license to 500GB makes not much difference for us. We need a license that is not related to any number of GB, TB or PB.

We need the NAS Backup only for tape. The File to Tape is not the alternative that will work for us.

There is no other option for us to move to another backup vendor for our weekly & yearly NAS Backup (backup of our shares). I hope one day Veeam will offer another type of licensing for NAS Backup to tape.

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Re: NAS Backup V11 licensing

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Hello,

Have you considered NDMP to Tape backup? This one is not based on capacity, in fact it does not consume the license at all.

Thanks!

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Re: NAS Backup V11 licensing

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Fredo wrote: Mar 23, 2021 6:49 pmWe need the NAS Backup only for tape.
Fredo wrote: Mar 23, 2021 6:49 pmI hope one day Veeam will offer another type of licensing for NAS Backup to tape.
But the functionality you're discussing does not support tape as a target in the first place? Currently, our NAS backup is limited to disk to disk backups only.
Fredo wrote: Mar 23, 2021 6:49 pmThe File to Tape is not the alternative that will work for us.
Can you clarify why?

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Good to know that NAS Backup does not support tape, I was not aware of that. Is this a feature that is planned for NAS Backup? And again, is it planned to deliver NAS Backup licenses that are not related to storage sizes?

We want to be able restore specific folders or files (not a whole volume, it would be too big). And we need performance; this means we need to be able to use multiple tape drives (up to 4) using the speed of the newest LTO version (we are planning to use LTO9).

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Gostev wrote: Mar 23, 2021 10:04 pmCan you clarify why?
I heard that "File to Tape" does not work well with a big job (more than 100TB of unstructured data).

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@Fredo
Just for your information, there is already a topic about NAS to Tape functionality and veeam promised to work on it quite soon ;-) A lot of people are waiting for it. file-shares-f57/tapeout-for-smb-backup-t64944-30.html

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Fredo wrote: Mar 24, 2021 8:12 amI heard that "File to Tape" does not work well with a big job (more than 100TB of unstructured data).
OK, good to know this is the only reason, as this is something we want to address.

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I am looking forward to hear more, especially if this will be addressed in the coming months (we need to have a solution for backing up files to tape in the summer of '21).

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No, it's not going to be addressed this year.

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Re: NAS Backup V11 licensing

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Okay, I will be patient. Hopefully it will come with V12. Again, thanks for the update and I am happy it is on the ToDo list.

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