I have a scenario where by a set of backup tapes are rotated on a weekly basis, running over 2 weeks. Every day a backup to tape job runs and copy's the full and incremental VBK + VIB files. I have 2 media pools labelled Full and Incremental and once a week I have set the option to create a new media set.
All of this works great, however what I would like to achieve is for Veeam to start writing everything back to tape in the new media set rather than assuming it can rely on the previous media sets for restores. The new media set will only have incremental changes written to it since last tape backup.
The only method I have found of getting round this issue is to remove the previous weeks tapes from the catalogue and return them to the free pool. Is there a way to either set an option so all data is written to a new media set or automate the removal of old media sets from the tape catalogue?