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Backup to Tape from two other Servers

Post by sasmor » Aug 06, 2018 3:16 pm

Hello,

i have the following problem.

We have two Veeam Backup Server on two different locations. Both save their backups to a NAS on a third location.
So far so good.

Now we will save the backups from the NAS to Tape with a third Veeam Server on the the third location.

Can i import the Backups from NAS to the third Veeam per automation?

THX

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Re: Backup to Tape from two other Servers

Post by Dima P. » Aug 06, 2018 6:05 pm

Hello Sascha.

How backup files are saved to this third location? Are you using backup copy job or some sort of script? Thanks.

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Re: Backup to Tape from two other Servers

Post by sasmor » Aug 07, 2018 9:19 am

Hello Dima,

the other Server backup the files per normal veeam backup job directly to the NAS.

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Re: Backup to Tape from two other Servers

Post by Dima P. » Aug 07, 2018 5:17 pm

If that's a NAS - add it to Veeam B&R server as a repository and create backup to tape job. It's capable of processing backup files created by backup copy jobs, so you can write these backup files to tape.

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Re: Backup to Tape from two other Servers

Post by sasmor » Aug 14, 2018 7:35 pm

Hello Dima,


thanks for your Support.
I have added the repositories to the third Server. The Backups from the repositories are imported. In the Backup to Tape job I choose the repositories, but the tape job not backed up the imported backups from the repository.

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Re: Backup to Tape from two other Servers

Post by Dima P. » Aug 15, 2018 5:36 pm

Sascha,

Backup to tape ignores the imported backup files, so you need a file to tape job to transfer backups as a regular files. Backup copy backup mode might be the problem if you are running it in forever incremental backup mode (backups files get modified during merge operation, so Veeam B&R will treat them as new files every time). Is it possible to use periodic full backup (active full backup option) for your backup copy? Cheers!

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