How does Veeam handle labeling volumes? Previously I used Bacula for tapes, and from that console had to load each tape and label it. Bacula would then write a label to the beginning of the tape, and each time I loaded that tape, it knew what it was.
I now have three large file servers in Veeam, and would like to use an LTO-6 autoloader for secondary storage for them. At 20TB each, it'll take about 9 tapes to cover one. I have three sets of tapes that I've written labels for (never used a barcode reader), and I've put each set in the autoloader and cataloged the sets, and given them names. Some of the tapes are new, some were not; the used ones have been erased. However, I've been swapping sets and doing new catalogs, and I'm finding Veeam often doesn't recognize the tapes. How should I handle this? I'd like to be able to just swap to the tapes I need, let Veeam catalog the loader again, and let the jobs run on schedule. Is it something I should have a barcode for or can it be done without?