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rimvydukas
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File to tape backup strategy

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Hi,
I plan to create file backup to tape job against Veeam backup repository folder. So am I right by saying that at the same time incremental job will archive full backup vbk files?

And another thing - what good backup strategy could you recommend for the tape library with one drive and limited amount of tapes, f.e. 8 16TB tapes. Backup repository is somewhere about 80tb used and backup jobs are mainly incremental with 14 restore points and synthetic fulls on each weekend.

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Re: File to tape backup strategy

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Hello,
what is the reason of using "file to tape" instead of "backup to tape"? In general, I would always go for the "backup to tape", because it's easier to manage.
So am I right by saying that at the same time incremental job will archive full backup vbk files?
I'm not sure, I really understand the question. But yes, the incremental file-to-tape tape copies everything since the last file-to-tape job. If there is a new / changed VBK, then it will also copy that new VBK file

The tape strategy depends on the business needs. Many customers do daily increments and weekly full backups to tape.

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Hannes
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