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Allways overwrite tape

Veeam Logoby Lex » Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:42 am

Hi,

With veeam 8, how do i get it that if a tape is in the drive it will allways be overwritten?
Now it seems to append the job.

From the guide i understand that it is normal behaviour, minimal retention of 1 although do not protect data has been set.

From other posts i do understand that with veeam 7 people did write a powershell script to have this working, but those examples do not work with veeam 8 powershell.

Regards,

Lex
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Re: Allways overwrite tape

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 23, 2014 9:30 am

Hi Lex,
Try to set these options in the media pool properties:

Media Set Options > Do not protect data (cyclically overwrite tapes as required).
Retention Settings > Create a new media set for every backup session.
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Re: Allways overwrite tape

Veeam Logoby Lex » Tue Dec 23, 2014 10:13 am

Hi,

Thank for the reply.

Those are both set that way:

Media Set Options > Do not protect data (cyclically overwrite tapes as required).
Retention Settings > Create a new media set for every backup session.

The tape job is configured as secondary destinations for the backup job.
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Re: Allways overwrite tape

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:20 pm

Lex,
Can you create a new test media pool with the described settings with only one tape media assigned to this test media pool and check the behavior? Thank you in advance.
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Re: Allways overwrite tape

Veeam Logoby Lex » Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:50 pm

As soon as the customer office opens i can test it, but that will be next year. No the tape streamer is awaiting... and no one around to push the button.
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Re: Allways overwrite tape

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 23, 2014 2:58 pm

Lex,
Thank you for the heads up - we will await for the results. Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
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