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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:55 pm

Hi, Steven. I'm wondering whether you restarted the corresponding service one the said key was implemented. Thanks.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby namiko78 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:57 pm

I did. Just starting the service is enough to cause the symantec jobs to lock up.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:58 pm

There will be a registry key available in patch 2 that will disable the rescan operation completely.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby namiko78 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:05 pm

Great. Any ETA on that?
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:10 pm 1 person likes this post

November, according to the latest Anton's estimate.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby namiko78 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:53 pm

just to confirm i have this registry entry correct, it needs to go under:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VeeaM\Veeam Backup and Replication
DWORD ChangerElementFillCompletionTimeoutSec
and the maximum value, in decimal

that right?

Thanks
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 7:21 am

Correct. AFAIK, the maximum you could set is 2 to the power of 32, should be enough. ;)
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby namiko78 » Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:06 pm

This fix isn't working for me. Symantec jobs hang randomely, it's as if veeam is still scanning. I'm thinking the easiest thing now would be to move veeam to a VM, and install the repository agent on my physical server (where symantec lives) but i'm wondering if the repo agent will also scan for tapes? Do you know?

Maybe i should open a ticket, because i have questions on how to move the catalogue, and restore the jobs themselves. I know there is a config backup that veeam does.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:03 pm

No, it won’t. Only devices that are connected to backup management server are scanned and recognized by VB&R. Thanks.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Oct 17, 2013 1:31 pm

namiko78 wrote:Maybe i should open a ticket, because i have questions on how to move the catalogue, and restore the jobs themselves. I know there is a config backup that veeam does.

Yes, you can utilize backup configuration functionality to move your Veeam B&R server to another machine.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:58 am

This fix isn't working for me.

Under certain circumstances the said regkey doesn’t solve the issue. As mentioned above, the current behavior should be fixed in the patch#2. Thanks.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby namiko78 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:18 pm

I've moved it to a VM and it's working normally now.
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Glad you've worked around that limitation, without the need to downgrade. ;)
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Re: How to share a tape library between two backup solutions

Veeam Logoby namiko78 » Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:24 pm 2 people like this post

One great thing about v7, our 60+ production server backup went from almost 6 hrs to 1.5 hrs. lovin' the parallel processing.
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[MERGED] : How hosting Backup Exec and Veeam with Autoloader

Veeam Logoby Titou » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:52 am

Hello
I have Backup Exec associated with an HP Autoloader and also Veeam for Backup on hard disk on the same server.
When Veeam 7 was available, I'm saying it was the opportunity to replace some of jobs Backup Exec on tape by jobs Veeam on Tape.
I did some tests and the results are not good : I have to play with services of Backup Exec when I have to do some operations on tape with Veeam : that's ok.
The backup jobs on tape seems to be ok but when I want to restore, I have error message.
Someone said me : no Backup Exec and Veeam on the same server if you want to to backup/restore on tape.
Who knows please ?
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