Afternoon everyone. Getting our feet wet w/ tape backup in Veeam v8; in short I have a media pool w/ 1-year retention, add tapes as needed from the free pool. As backups to tape have been running, tape A (LTO-6 2.3TB) gets a few hundred GB written to it leaving 2.0TB free. Following weekend another job runs, using tape B. That tape is left w/ 1.6TB free. Fast forward a couple months now and we've eaten up all our tapes, the library sitting there waiting on more tapes, but I have gobs of free space on these existing tapes.
I had taken the default setting of creating a media set for every day, which it did, but I've since switched that to do no create/always continue using the current media set since I don't really understand the purpose of media pools vs. media sets and wasn't sure what that would do. I'm used to the tape functionality of Backup Exec so my expectations might be skewed here. BE had a setting for "append as needed" which it would do quite nicely. You'd get all an existing tape used up before it would go hunting for a new one.
How do I get Veeam to append data to those tapes that have tons of free space on them please?
Veeam B&R v9
Dell TL2000 via PE430 (SAS)