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Feature Request: Parallel Processing for GFS

Post by fkckbrown » Jun 27, 2016 9:10 pm

I know parallel processing is available for the tape backups, but it is noted that the GFS does not have this ability. We are just moving over to Veeam and we need to send out a tape offsite. We have 4 tape drives in a HP Library and only one tape drive is used to backup all of the data. Parallel processing is almost a must for tape backups so not having it for GFS (given the other abilities it has compare to normal tape jobs) really hurts. I know this has been mentioned before, but I didn't see a specific feature request for it. Please highly consider this feature in the next update.

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Re: Feature Request: Parallel Processing for GFS

Post by Dima P. » Jun 28, 2016 12:29 am

Hi Kyle,

Thanks for your post. While this request is marked with high priory, unfortunately it’s not going to be included in upcoming update due the complexity of this feature.

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Re: Feature Request: Parallel Processing for GFS

Post by plandata_at » Jun 30, 2016 9:01 am

also support this feauture request. Not having parallel tape processing for GFS makes GFS not usable for us.

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Re: Feature Request: Parallel Processing for GFS

Post by Moebius » Jul 05, 2016 9:09 am

I think that everybody that uses GFS jobs is waiting anxiously for this feature to be implemented.

As a temporary workaround, I split the GFS job in two (i.e. splitting the source jobs into two separate GFS jobs) and run the two jobs simultaneously. This allows using both tape drives at the same time. Not optimal but useable.

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Re: Feature Request: Parallel Processing for GFS

Post by sreejiths » Feb 24, 2019 11:17 am 1 person likes this post

Sad to see this option not available in Update 9.5 update 4 as well.

Should we expect this anytime soon?

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Re: Feature Request: Parallel Processing for GFS

Post by Dima P. » Feb 25, 2019 5:52 pm

sreejiths,

Parallel processing is included in Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 4: not only you can span data across multiple tape devices but enabled parallel processing for the desired amount of tape drivers within single tape library. Cheers!

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