I have a file to tape backup job running on a physical server which has 4 x 10TB virtual volumes presented from the 3PAR.
they are mounted to the server as
o:\data1 (currently 2.5TB used)
and those 4 folders are what I have selected as the sources for the file to tape job.
I have daily 3par snapshots in place but also need to do periodic backups to tape, so I have a full backup to tape scheduled twice a week. I have just added a second LTO6 drive to the library. Although I have selected the parallel processing option on the media pool it is just using one drive.
So with file to tape backups will I need to split the it in to 2 tape jobs and run them concurrently to get both drives going at the same time? I'm guessing the parallel processing only applies to backups of VM backups?
Can anyone confirm the parallel processing option when dealing with file to tape backups?