Number of times tape has been written to

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Re: Number of times tape has been written to

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:22 pm

Thanks for the feedback, EnerconIT
Looks like a good request for Veeam ONE report.
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Re: Number of times tape has been written to

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:46 am

Are there any news on this?

Will Veeam be able to display the number of writes per tape/estimate EOL?

It would be more intelligent if Veeam would consider the number of writes per tape when chosing an empty tape to write to than just chosing the tape with the lowest name/number, as Veeam currently does. By this Veeam rewrites the same tapes again and again (for incremental backups), while other tapes are used very seldom/never.

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Re: Number of times tape has been written to

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:50 am

Hi UT2015,

This feature is planned for the next version (but wont be included in the upcoming Update 3).
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Re: Number of times tape has been written to

Veeam Logoby UT2015 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:18 am

Both features? Meaning Veeam can display number of writes/EOL *and* Veeam is able to automatically chose tape with minimum number of writes?
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Re: Number of times tape has been written to

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:42 pm

UT2015,

On the first place, we wanted to make tape selection smarter but as a bonus it gave VBR the understanding of tape lifecycle variables.
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