We've been using Veeam for 3 years for replication (and backup) but we always used HP Data Protector as a secondary backup solution because we have to send our backups to tape. A few months ago I made the switch to use only Veeam since it introduced tape support in version 7. It's not perfect, but it's pretty good for a first release.
However we still utilize HP Data Protector to backup a few physical servers to tape. One of these servers is our ERP software running on AIX. In Q4 we will be implementing a brand new Power8 server running AIX 7.1. Our current version of HPDP is 6.11. I don't think it supports AIX 7.1. Our support has expired for HPDP and I'd rather not renew it. I did a little research on HPDP 8 and people are stating to stay away from it.
So, with all that said, what should I do? I'm no AIX expert. In fact, I don't manage the AIX server at all but I need to make sure it's protected. Are there any AIX experts that can recommend a backup solution which I could backup to disk and then use Veeam's tape support to backup the file(s) to tape?