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Backup Copy to Tape

Post by dannyt65 » Jul 20, 2016 6:49 am

Hi All,

I am currently trialling veam, i have created a backup copy job to tape and it is very hit or miss whether it is successful or fails, apon looking at the job it appears that the reason it has failed was due to an endpoint backup that was running. My question is, i currently backup all servers once a day every day, so surely i am always going to pose a risk of an endpoint backup failing the job. The Backup copy job is approx 11 Tb so will run for 1.5 days.

How does everyone else archive to tape without this issue occurring?

Thanks in advance


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Re: Backup Copy to Tape

Post by nielsengelen » Jul 20, 2016 7:53 am

May I ask why you aren't using Backup to Tape jobs? Backup copy jobs are created for a disk to disk copy.
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Re: Backup Copy to Tape

Post by Didi7 » Jul 20, 2016 4:26 pm

Do you enable 'Use Microsoft volume shadow copy (VSS)' in General options under 'Options'?


P.S.: Well, I don't believe he really uses Backup Copy Jobs for tape operations :D
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