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Export media set?

Veeam Logoby TommyB » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:38 pm

Hi,

most likely this is a stupid question... but I just don't get what the meaning of "export media set" might be.

What actually happens when a media set is "exported"?

Does this only apply to configurations where a tape library is used?

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Re: Export media set?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:47 pm

Thomas, this option allows to place the tapes belonging to the media set to the Import/Export (Mail) slot of the library on job completion (for further transfer offsite, for example).
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Re: Export media set?

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:50 pm

There are two options that you can specify while working with cassettes - "Eject media once the job finishes", and "Export current media set". The former option allows the media to be placed back to its original slot, once the tape job is finished. The later one automatically moves the written medias (media set/media family) further into i/e (mailslot), as Alexander has pointed out.

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Re: Export media set?

Veeam Logoby TommyB » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:07 pm

Thanks for the explanation.

Because I did not use a tape library so far, I was not aware of the concept of an "export slot"

So "exporting" did not mean much to me in the context of a single tape drive backup.

Maybe the documentation should contain a hint like "applies only to tape library hardware, not to single drive configurations".

Obviously, the tape backup part was not designed with single tape operation in mind...

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Re: Export media set?

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 1:18 pm

I would rather say, it was designed to address all the common usage scenarios and fully utilize capabilities of the corresponding hardware.
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