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Re: DPM Import Tapes doesn't recognize Media Set

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:43 am

Veeam 9 does'nt recognize DPM tapes

That's expected due to various MTF implementations. Thanks.
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[MERGED] : Importing old backups on tape from other products

Veeam Logoby wilkins44 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:46 pm

We are about to take on a few other groups' servers and backup infrastructure. Is there a way to convert and import the existing backups on tape for the other backup software? As of right now, we are going to be inheriting some DPM, TSM, Backup Exec, Commvault, and a few others. We don't want to keep all of the other software packages, but don't want to lose all of the existing backups.

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Re: Importing old backups on tape from other products

Veeam Logoby mfinnigan_g » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:22 pm

Seconding this request - we have migrated from Commvault to Veeam, but still are maintaining our old Commvault infrastructure in case we need to restore from our old tapes.
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Re: Importing old backups on tape from other products

Veeam Logoby DaveWatkins » Wed Apr 06, 2016 2:10 am 1 person likes this post

Mostly no. Veeam supports reading MTF tapes, which mist other backup applications use, but they all add some custom stuff which makes them unreadable to other applications (I often wonder if this is intentional).

Your options are either to restore the tapes to local storage, then back them up with Veeam, or maintain the old software in case you ever want to restore. Neither of which is a pleasant thought I know :/
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Re: Import tapes written by other software

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:28 am 1 person likes this post

It's highly unlikely that we'll have this functionality due to the fact that MTF implementations vary from vendor to vendor. Thanks.
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