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Multiple tape drives

Veeam Logoby mludwig » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:28 pm

B&R Version 8 Support Case # 00679437
When I run a tape backup of the repositories the progam only uses 1 out of 6 available tape drives. I have 9 CIF shares as repositories. I would expect all 6 of my available drives to come into play. Support told me no, that you need a backup for each repository and a separate tape pool for each. See http://vtricks.com/?p=1909. This is doable but I believe there should be a better way. I’d like to ask for the developers to look at the possibility of using a drive for each object in a backup (repository, VM, drive, etc). It would make sense and be more in line with typical tape backup. The more streams and drives involved the quicker the backup. Maybe the ability to set the maximum number of drives in a backup as well.
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Re: Multiple tape drives

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Nov 19, 2014 11:37 pm

Hello Mark,

Thank you for your post. Indeed, to use all the drives simultaneously you need to create separate media pools and point tape jobs to them one by one. We will look into your request while discussing the features for the next major release.
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Re: Multiple tape drives

Veeam Logoby mludwig » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:06 pm

So, it has been almost a year. Has the development team decided if this will be added in a future release or that they aren't going to pursue it?
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Re: Multiple tape drives

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:47 pm

Hi Mark,

This feature will be available in the upcoming v9. Kindly, check this post for more details.
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