I have recently bought Veeam backup & replication Enterprise to replace Backup Exec. However I'm having a nightmare getting our backups onto tape.
I have 6 backup jobs that run each night, one after the other and then a single tape job that should start when all the previous have finished.
Active full backup each Friday
Incremental Monday to Thursday otherwise.
These are forward incremental without synthetic fulls. My full backup contains about 7.5TB of data but the incrementals would only be about 500gb a night. I have set these to only have 2 restore points for the time being until I get the tape element working correctly.
I have created two media pools,
Friday - Contains LTO6 tapes that I have set in the tape job as the media pool for full backups.
Mon-Thur - Contains LTO5 tapes that are set as the media pool for incremental backups.
I put the 4 LTO6 tapes into our changer and first ran this job on Friday. It created a full backup of each VM and then started the tape job using the LTO6 tapes as it should. So far so good. However on Monday I put the Monday LTO5 tape into the device and left the job to run. The incrementals were created but when the tape job started, it attempted to copy the full backup to the Friday media pool. Completely ignoring the Mon-Thurs pool which wouldn't have been able to store a full backup on anyway.
I've read various threads etc and tried various things but I'm now two weeks in without being able to resolve this myself. Any help appreciated.
Thanks in advance.