I'm currently planning the migration steps for relocating to a new building/location. As part of the project we're deploying new ESXi hosts & a new backup repository/tape server to replace the existing repository/tape server (B&R is deployed to VM & will be retained) but we'll be retaining the Tape libraries connected to the existing.
So, what impacts do I need to plan for when migrating a tape library & its existing media sets to a new physical server? We currently have 1 media set for daily backups and another GFS media set for Monthly/Yearly backups (not currently doing weekly) so really need to ensure that the existing media set is still usable/readable etc. but I accept that the current media would be "closed" so whatever the first tape backup is on the new server at least would, as a minimum, expect to start to a new tape.
Having written this down I'll also need to consider the timing/order of copying/moving disk repository contents as well. One of the biggest challenges is that the old site will NOT have network access directly to the new site, though both will be connected to an existing 3rd site...
Any advice/gotchas/warnings/disappointing consequences gratefully received