I added the file server to Managed Servers in VBR, and then set up the File to Tape job with VSS enabled.
Very long story how we got ourselves into this situation....
Last spring during the product demo, I mentioned that we had a couple physical servers that I needed to back up. The engineer mentioned that VEB was meant for desktops and laptops but it was supported all the way up to WS2012 R2 *wink wink*. I asked on the forum if VEB could handle 1.5+ TB of data and was assured it could, so great, we had our new backup solution.
Late spring/early summer I provisioned our new file server (the old one died) and created Users and Shares volumes (among others). Late summer we got our licenses for Veeam so I ordered a new server for our off-site backup copies and set up the on-site backup jobs. Two (aggravating) months later, the off-site server showed up so I provisioned it and pre-seeded it locally. At that point, now that we knew how much data we were backing up (at the outset we had to ball park the number since we didn't know what our actual compression/deduplication ratios would be), we realized that we would not be able to get all the data off-site within a 24 hour interval.
That's how we ended up in the situation (mentioned in the first post) where four volumes are backed up using VEB and three volumes are backed up using F2T. Currently, the F2T job is set to only include the remote location folders. My intention was that once I had backups of all the data, I would delete the head office data from the F2T volumes and set the F2T job at the volume level. I wanted to make sure I had a backup of all data before deleting it in case I mistyped the command and nuked the wrong data, but I haven't gotten to deleting the obsolete data and modifying the F2T job.
Further compounding the problem (maybe) is that I was heavily leaning towards having separate media sets for Backup to Tap and File to Tape, but my boss convinced me to use on media set and mix the job types.
Within the next few weeks, we'll be getting a 40% bandwidth increase, and we have not ruled out upgrading to Plus at the end of the summer so we can take advantage of the WAN accelerator. At that point, hopefully we won't need to monkey around with the File to Tape job.
I'm running tight on SAN storage, so I don't have the option of continually adding space to the Veeam server. If it ends up being a matter of coming in every other weekend to delete an obsolete tape and then shrinking the database, and then repeat that's what I'll have to do. I've expanded the C: drive from 50GB to 70GB so I've got 23GB free right now. Once my backup copy jobs finish in a couple hours, I'll try marking that tape as "Free" again. I no longer have the option to remove that tape from catalog, but depending on how much space I end up after this tape, I'll give that at try with another tape.