Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

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Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

Veeam Logoby sasilik » Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:55 am

We write some files to tape weekly and like to hold four copies of tapes. Week1, Week2, Wee3, Week4. I know that if I use simple pool and put all tapes there then I can distinguish between different week media looking at media set and date but for clarity and to organize tapes I would like to make 4 pools - Week1,2,3,4 and use them on one tape job. Its just different view from my side. Can it be taken under consideration?
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Re: Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:18 pm

Hi sasilik,

What retention you plan to set for the said weekly media pools? Any plans to use tape exportation? Thank in advance.
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Re: Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

Veeam Logoby sasilik » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:51 am

Retention would be "protect data for 3 weeks" and there is no plans to use tape exports.
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Re: Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:43 pm

Markko,

May I ask why you want to use separate media pools if retention for all of them remains the same? You can create one simple media pool, set retention to 3 weeks and point all your jobs to the said media pool.
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Re: Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

Veeam Logoby sasilik » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:08 pm

Its for simplifying overview and organization of tapes. If I have four set of tapes in safe labeled Week1, Week2, Week3, Week4 and corresponding pools then I see which tapes are in which pool and I can look that Week1 is expired and go and take Week1 pool from safe. If they are all in one pool then I must look at media set and date(or that they are expired), write down some tape codes and go and look if these tapes are in Week1 or Week2 or in other set.
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Re: Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:33 pm

Markko,

You can achive the same goal with media set creation option. Just set how frequently you would like media set to be created (i.e. once a week) – and it will contain all tape media for the past week. Then you export this media set and start new instead.
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Re: Feature request: tape job with multiple tape pools

Veeam Logoby sasilik » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:48 am

I don't see how I can achieve desired situation with media set right now. How I can get "Media set Week1 ..." or "Media set Week2 ..." etc in "Media set" column. Shortly, how can I get "media set" to be the same as labeling on tapes. I go to the media pool properties. I check "Create new media set for every backup session" and where there is "Media set name" I put "Media set # ....." ?
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