Joe_L wrote:It looks like VBKs are only written onto tape when they've been changed and the ones that are written less frequenctly are not being added to every tape. How do I force all files to be written to every tape so that any tape has the entire suite.
The backup to tape job runs regardless of the changes in the VMs.
Note that backup to tape job does not create any backups: it uses already existing backups produced by regular backup and backup copy jobs as source and copies them to tape. Each time the tape job runs, it analyzes the tape archive and updates it with all backups that are available on disk at the moment.
Regarding your use case, do you want VBR to backup VMs to tape even if there were no runs of the source jobs?