@jonathanstorey It looks like you're trying to achieve something similar to me, just on a bigger scale (more data/storage)
You can now create a tape copy job whose source is a backup copy job, however, I've run into an issue *IF* that copy job sits on a Scale-out repository (it worked fine prior to moving to SOBR). [Edit: I'm currently testing a hotfix that should hopefully fix this SOBR issue]
However, a very large caveat is that all of the infrastructure (repositories, tape libraries etc.) must be "owned" by a single Veeam Backup instance for two reasons:
1) A tape library can only be "owned" by a single tape server, so a tape library can't exist in two instances of Veeam (would be great if they could get two Veeam instances talking to each other to allow this to be possible!)
2) A second instance of Veeam knows nothing about the backup jobs/data owned by the other instance so there's no way of running an actual "backup copy to tape" using the same veeam server.
Local backup to local repository (primary backup)
Local backup copy to local tape (protection against losing local backup repository, also potentially retain archived monthlys locally)
Copy of local backup to remote repository (protection against losing local site & ALL backups on it, both disk and tape)
Copy of remote repository backup to remote tape (protection against local site repository/tape failure AND protection of losing ALL of the archived tapes at the local site if building burns down)
THEN, I want ALL of the above, but in reverse as the remote site is another standalone portion of the business.
I achieved almost all of the above except for copying the remote site to the remote tape library (so effectively local tape backups for that site) which isn't possible yet as I also have a Veeam server on that local site, which I can't add the tape library to because it's already owned by site A.
My plan is to migrate all of the remote site backup jobs to the primary site Veeam server, then replicate that server to the remote site using the remote Veeam server probably so that will be the ONLY job that remote Veeam server does after migration is complete.
[New Sig: PLEASE get GFS tape support for incrementals!!!]