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perdrix
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Community edition tape backup

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A little confused here - can the Community edition do full system backups of Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) systems to tape?

If not can I backup to NAS drive and then move the backup to tape? (D2D2T)?

Does it support backups that span multiple tapes?
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Re: Community edition tape backup

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Hello,
You can find the official comparison table here - https://www.veeam.com/veeam_backup_one_ ... son_ds.pdf

Something to note and to answer your questions:
  • can the Community edition do full system backups of Windows and Linux (Ubuntu) systems to tape?
  • A: Community does support Files to Tape. Not backups to Tape. So the answer is yes, but you will only be able to File to Tape, meaning the backup files raw is what you can send to tape
  • If not, can I backup to NAS drive and then move the backup to tape? (D2D2T)?
  • A: You can do a backup to a NAS (SMB/CIFS/or iSCSI) and then tape yes, as explained above.
  • Does it support backups that span multiple tapes?
  • A: I am not certain if Pools are allowed on Community, I think GFS, etc. are only on Enterprise/Ent+/VUL
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Re: Community edition tape backup

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Anyone looking at this in 2024, as of 12.1 Community Edition no longer supports File-to-Tape. There's a 3-month grace window for existing jobs to continue to run until you pay for a license.

As per the release notes:
Upgrading Veeam Backup & Replication
System Requirements
...
8.Are you using File to Tape jobs? Consider the following:
o They have been re-engineered for scalability and are no longer free with Veeam Backup &
Replication 12.1. You will have a grace period of 3 months following the upgrade to Veeam
Backup & Replication 12.1, during which your existing jobs will not consume a license. For more
information, see Instance Consumption for Object Storage Backup, File Backup, and File to Tape
Jobs.
o File to tape jobs can now process Distributed File Systems (DFS) data.
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Re: Community edition tape backup

Post by Mildur »

Community edition still support File to Tape.
It consumes one of the free licenses for every 500GB source data. Therefore you can write 5TB to Tape if no other workloads are protected by the backup server.

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