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Amazon VTL Question

Veeam Logoby PDubbe » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:31 pm

Hello All,

I know when my tapes expire they get placed in the queue to be re-written over again in the next cycle. Is it a good idea to erase that tape to try and keep costs down when using a service such as Amazon?

Thanks in advance for your response,

Philip
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Re: Amazon VTL Question

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:43 pm

Hello Philip and welcome to the community.
Usual answers for such questions are "It depends" and "It`s up to you" since we don`t know the costs, company polices, your experience etc.
I`m just curious if you`ve already purchased the tapes, why not to keep using them? Is VTL price is much bigger than Amazon service price?
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Re: Amazon VTL Question

Veeam Logoby PDubbe » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:57 pm

Thanks for the reply Shestakov!

We pay per GB that we use with them. So I can create as many virtual tapes as I would like for free but we don't pay until we start storing things on them. So I have multiple expired tapes sitting there with about 1.5TB that could be erased to potentially lower that cost. I am using this in a GFS pool so I don't need any of this info as it is just only weekly information.
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