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Archiving tapes on AWS VTL

Veeam Logoby CoffeeCup » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:29 pm

Hello,

We are in the process of setting up the offsite backup to AWS for two of our VMs. According to the policy we have to keep weekly backups for a year – the one (the latest) will be active (hosted on S3) while all previous ones will be archived (moved to Glacier).
I’m planning to use AWS VTL for this scenario (each virtual tapes would hold hold one weekly backup) but wonder if Veeam be able to archive the tapes automatically? According to the AWS documentation from here http://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegatew ... Veeam.html it’s a manual process but I wonder if it could be set up through the Media Pool policy.

Is there more efficient way to set up offsite backup to AWS other then VTL to implement this scenario? Unfortunately CloudConnect is not currently the option.

Thank you very much,
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Re: Archiving tapes on AWS VTL

Veeam Logoby infused » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:48 am

I think it's automatic if you vault it as part of the media pool. I'm testing this myself.
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Re: Archiving tapes on AWS VTL

Veeam Logoby infused » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:44 am

CoffeeCup wrote:Hello,

We are in the process of setting up the offsite backup to AWS for two of our VMs. According to the policy we have to keep weekly backups for a year – the one (the latest) will be active (hosted on S3) while all previous ones will be archived (moved to Glacier).
I’m planning to use AWS VTL for this scenario (each virtual tapes would hold hold one weekly backup) but wonder if Veeam be able to archive the tapes automatically? According to the AWS documentation from here http://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegatew ... Veeam.html it’s a manual process but I wonder if it could be set up through the Media Pool policy.

Is there more efficient way to set up offsite backup to AWS other then VTL to implement this scenario? Unfortunately CloudConnect is not currently the option.

Thank you very much,


My comment before was correct. I've just written a guide on it now http://www.tecfused.com/2017/07/veeam-a ... ary-guide/
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Re: Archiving tapes on AWS VTL

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:57 pm

According to the AWS documentation from here http://docs.aws.amazon.com/storagegatew ... Veeam.html it’s a manual process but I wonder if it could be set up through the Media Pool policy.

You can perform export (as a pat of backup to tape job) and move such tape to vault named AWS. If you want to shelf such tapes at amazon side this should be performed manually via Amazon console.
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Re: Archiving tapes on AWS VTL

Veeam Logoby infused » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:11 am

Really? Moving to a vault seems to move it to glacier @ aws. Looking at their documentation they insist the backup software will do everything.
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Re: Archiving tapes on AWS VTL

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:59 pm

infused,

I was referring to tape vaults in Veeam B&R console (entity for offline media tracking). I assume AWS move tape to glacier when you shelf them, is that correct?
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