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Moving Media to new media pool WITHOUT marking as FREE

Post by MartinNZ » Feb 21, 2016 9:18 pm

The scenario is we run the same tape archive to tape job every night and we rotate through our media pool sequentially. When the end of the month occurs we write the tape and then pull it from the library and this becomes our "End of Month" tape which retain indefinitely.

I wanted to create a seperate media pool called "Month End Tapes" and after the tape has been written, move it out of the "default" media pool and into the "End of Month" media pool so it's not cluttering up our default media pool when the tape is (hopefully) never going to be used again.

When I try to move it to the "End of Month" media pool Veeam wants to mark it as "Free" which I do not want. I simply want to move the tape as it is to the end of month media pool.

Can someone explain how to do this without marking the tape as free...

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Re: Moving Media to new media pool WITHOUT marking as FREE

Post by Shestakov » Feb 22, 2016 9:54 am

Hello Marty,
What you are trying to achieve is GFS retention on tapes.
So you may be interested in just creating a GFS media pool with the desired retention and the monthly backups will be protected on tapes for as long as you want to.
Otherwise, in your current case you can protect tapes manually when you move the to another pool.
Thanks!

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Re: Moving Media to new media pool WITHOUT marking as FREE

Post by redhorse » Feb 22, 2016 10:48 am

Shestakov wrote:Hello Marty,
What you are trying to achieve is GFS retention on tapes.
So you may be interested in just creating a GFS media pool with the desired retention and the monthly backups will be protected on tapes for as long as you want to.
Otherwise, in your current case you can protect tapes manually when you move the to another pool.
Thanks!
I have the same situation and I can't use GFS because I need the daily backup of incrementals. Would it be a way to move the tapes into a vault with protection enabled manually?

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Re: Moving Media to new media pool WITHOUT marking as FREE

Post by v.Eremin » Feb 22, 2016 10:57 am

Correct. Though, it might be easier to use two tape jobs - daily and GFS ones. Thanks.

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Re: Moving Media to new media pool WITHOUT marking as FREE

Post by Shestakov » Feb 22, 2016 11:00 am

Note that Tape GFS is available starting from v9.

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