Does the above strategy seem to make sense\efficient? Is it aligned with best practices?
I inherited this system and for some reason there were no monthly tape jobs. Just weekly. Each of these weeklies target a seperate media set. ie. Exchange job targets Exchange tape set. Considering we are using LT06 and could fit nearly all our jobs on one tape, id like to change the tape sets to just 'weekly tape' for all these jobs, and possibly use 1/4 the amount of tapes. Is this something that can be done? Will the monthly tape jobs just be a mirror of the weekly, but targeting different media set, with different retention?
Is it acceptable to target all jobs to write to the same media set?
We could easily fit all those jobs onto one tape, so is there anything stopping us?
I was thinking of keeping my media sets down and GFS is not quite what i had in mind. We arent going to bother with yearly archives, just monthly.
So does this mean one media set for all?
One tape job for all backup source jobs?
Will this produce twice as many tapes every month as a weekly?
Actually, it does not. Instead, it leverages four pre-defined mediasets (one per GFS point type)
I want to get away from having media sets being returned (expired) and entering back into rotation, but not being available to job thats arent specifically set up to write to that media set. Will using GFS get me out of this?
It seems like having one tape pool "GFS" will fix the above situation. All the returned tapes belong to the same media pool (but possibly different media dated sets?).
Is there any risk moving existing tapes that are returned from their cataloged media set, into the new pool? I cant think of any risk, if they are marked as expired, then they are free and available?
One last question, which has made me think is now possible if we choose to the new GFS model: Our tape pick up company offers a direct pick up service as long as you email them weekly (or monthly if we prefer to do that) the tapes used, barcodes, retention etc. What is the best way to do this in a customised fashion in Veeam? Rather than the usual multi email notifications that fill up my alerts inbox? Is there a Veeam ONE report that i could schedule? Or is there best practice I should follow?
v.Eremin wrote:Not sure whether I totally got the request. You want to email to certain address the information regarding GFS tape job session, such as, type, tapes used, etc.?
How come I cant also target the GFS Media Pool for these tape jobs?
1. The first run seems to have created weeklies only, so they should only have a 4 week retention. However one of the tapes has expiry "Never". What else can affect the retention?
Question. ON the Tape job, what is the 'export' feature all about? The job ran successfully, but failed to export tape "cannot detect I/E ports'? Should i just turn export feature off?
Last question: I have 3 tape jobs now, but i want ONE report summarising the tapes used and their retention date, so that I can email our Tape recall company who we are planning to pick up our tapes right form the tape console.
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