Backup Job Settings for Single Tape Drive (Direct Attached)

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Backup Job Settings for Single Tape Drive (Direct Attached)

Veeam Logoby EddyChong » Sun May 25, 2014 11:04 am

Hi,

I'm going to implement Veeam for a customer which has a single tape drive directly attached to the physical Veeam backup server.

For the tape job configuration, which settings i should choose? Can i use the same pool (only 1 drive) for both full and incrementals?

Does it recognize synthetic full vbk? Meaning on the day of synthetic full backup file created, it will be pushed to tape automatically.

Thank you
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Re: Backup Job Settings for Single Tape Drive (Direct Attach

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon May 26, 2014 8:53 am

For the tape job configuration, which settings i should choose?

It depends to the requirements you have. Answers to the following questions should clarify the situation. How many restore points you want to store on tape mediums? For how long? How often you're willing to rewrite mediums, etc.

Can i use the same pool (only 1 drive) for both full and incrementals?

Yes.

Does it recognize synthetic full vbk? Meaning on the day of synthetic full backup file created, it will be pushed to tape automatically.

Are we talking here about files to tape job or backup to tape one? The newly-created file should be recognized by both - in the former case, as a new full backup, in the latter, as a new .vbk file.

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