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Copy to Tape job

Veeam Logoby ivk » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:13 pm

I have a specific backup version that I would like to copy to our tape station.
I select "Tape Job" "Backups" then I select "Add, Backup jobs" I get a list of all the backup jobs and I can select the VM that I want, but I dont get the option to select a specific version, this will just copy the latest Full,
to the tape.
How do I make a copy to tape of a specific backup version?
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Re: Copy to Tape job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:26 pm

Hi Ivan, if I'm getting you right, you need to use a file to tape job to copy the particular file to tape.
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Re: Copy to Tape job

Veeam Logoby tang » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:41 am

File to Tape/Backup to Tape only copying the vbk to Tape?
What if the backup contents 10TB of data, do I need to restore the whole 10TB from Tape before extract the contents?
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Re: Copy to Tape job

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:14 am

File to Tape/Backup to Tape only copying the vbk to Tape?

If you need to copy a specific version (particular backup file, in other words), then, yes, file to tape job that has this file selected as its source should be a way to go.

What if the backup contents 10TB of data, do I need to restore the whole 10TB from Tape before extract the contents?

Correct, a whole file should be restored first. In contrast, a backup to tape job has a functionality called "Direct VM restore" using which you can restore a particular VM from a tape directly to production without intermediate step (restoring to staging repository).
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Re: Copy to Tape job

Veeam Logoby ivk » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:26 am

But the version that I want to copy to tape is not a full version, but a version in between, the backup job i want to copy from is running Reverse Incremental.
How do I make a copy to tape, and what files do I need?
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Re: Copy to Tape job

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:51 am

Restore a VM from a particular incremental backup, using either full VM restore or Instant VM Recovery, back it up with the use of either ordinary backup job or ad-hoc VeeamZIP functionality and archive resulting backup to tapes, leveraging either files to tape or backups to tape job. Thanks.
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