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Veeam Logoby lukklin » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:55 am

Hi @all,

I'm working for a German veeam propartner, we have currently one feature request from a large customer. They are planning to upgrade there tape library to newer drives.

short example:

LTO5 drives can write to LTO4&5 and can read from LTO3-5
LTO6...write to LTO5&6..and read LTO 4-6
LTO7 same scheme..

There should be a feature like "Tape to Tape" Copy-Jobs, to copy old veeam tape medias over to newer tape medias, to make the lives of Tape-Admins easier :D

Thanks and kind regards
Lukas
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Re: Feature Request - duplicate to tape for Monthly/Yearly b

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:02 am

Hi Lukas,
There are 2 workarounds for the case of tape media upgrade. You can either start using new tapes having existing backups on older tapes for historical purposes. Or you can restore the files to disk and write them back to the new tapes.
Indeed tape-to-tape is not available so far, however we will take your request into account.
Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Feature Request - duplicate to tape for Monthly/Yearly b

Veeam Logoby mtaggart » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:08 pm

Shestakov,

So, 9.5 has come and gone and no improvement to GFS backups. Will we see it version 10?

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Re: Feature Request - duplicate to tape for Monthly/Yearly b

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:47 pm

We cannot comment on feature set of next product release at the moment, but you can be rest assured that certain GFS improvements won't miss version 10. Thanks.
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Re: Feature Request - duplicate to tape for Monthly/Yearly b

Veeam Logoby mtaggart » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 pm

When is Version 10 due for release?

Thanks for the followup.

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Re: Feature Request - duplicate to tape for Monthly/Yearly b

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:33 am

mtaggart wrote:So, 9.5 has come and gone and no improvement to GFS backups.

Despite such tape features as
• Direct restore from tape
• Automatic tape driver cleaning
• up to 50x performance for File to Tape jobs

There are GFS-specific
• Adjustable GFS media set retention
• Improved stability and performance of GFS archival

mtaggart wrote:When is Version 10 due for release?

No exact ETA of v10 on this stage. Sorry.
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Re: Feature Request - duplicate to tape for Monthly/Yearly b

Veeam Logoby mtaggart » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:22 pm

So with 'Direct restore from tape', we can now restore individual items from tape without having to restore the large image file to disk first then restore to tape? If that is possible, we want direction on how to do that - we've had a few restores recently in which we still have to restore the entire backup image file first to disk then can restore the data.

Please explain 'Adjustable GFS Media set retention' - don't know anything about that, didn't know it was an option.

Ok on the ETA of 10, I figured someone would know from Veeam that's in this chain.
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Re: Feature Request - duplicate to tape for Monthly/Yearly b

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:30 pm

So with 'Direct restore from tape', we can now restore individual items from tape without having to restore the large image file to disk first then restore to tape?

Nope, it means that you can restore particular VM from tape directly to production host without staging repository.

Please explain 'Adjustable GFS Media set retention' - don't know anything about that, didn't know it was an option.

Quote from What's New: Similar to simple media pools, it is now possible to change the retention for previously written tape media within any GFS media set.
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