Considerations when physically moving tape drives to new lib

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Considerations when physically moving tape drives to new lib

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:17 am

I have the luxury of having a reasonable amount of tape hardware and right now on one site I have two 24-slot tape libraries, one with an LTO-4 & an LTO-6 drive, and the other with just a single LTO-6 drive.

We also have a 48-slot chassis and I'd like to consolidate the tape drive into this Chassis, but I'm well aware that Veeam very much ties libraries to Media pools etc. so I'd like to know what's the best way to move things around without risking losing Media Pool memberships etc.?
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Re: Considerations when physically moving tape drives to new

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:27 am

Add a chassis to an existing global media pool, physically move tapes to it, inventory them and you're good to go. Thanks.
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Re: Considerations when physically moving tape drives to new

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Tue Aug 02, 2016 12:28 pm

Thanks, but just to clarify I'll actually be moving the *drives* as well as the tapes to it, is it clever enough to recognise the drives by serial or will they show up as dupes?
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Re: Considerations when physically moving tape drives to new

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:20 pm

Theoretically such scenario should not break anything. Though, it has not been tested thoroughly. Thus, do it cautiously. Thanks.
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Re: Considerations when physically moving tape drives to new

Veeam Logoby pkelly_sts » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:50 pm

Ok thanks, will do and will report back...
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