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One VM across multiple Tape/RDX

Post by dekkar » Aug 23, 2017 7:19 am

Hi, a quick question, is it possible to span a single VM backup (Or copy) across multiple tapes? I have a 3TB VM that we want to backup to removable media, and our first hurdle is trying to fit it on the media we already own.

An option I can see is the RDX QuickStation which can have multiple cartridges connected. Would this be compatible with Veeam?

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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Re: One VM across multiple Tape/RDX

Post by v.Eremin » Aug 23, 2017 10:32 am 1 person likes this post

Hi, a quick question, is it possible to span a single VM backup (Or copy) across multiple tapes?
Correct.
Would this be compatible with Veeam?
Yes, it should work smoothly.

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Re: One VM across multiple Tape/RDX

Post by dekkar » Aug 23, 2017 11:02 pm

Thanks for the reply. Do you think its the best plan of attack for getting offline backups?

The backup is purely to combat a cryprolocker type attack encrypting our current backup storage devices (If ever possibly in the future).


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Re: One VM across multiple Tape/RDX

Post by v.Eremin » Aug 24, 2017 10:59 am

Offline media is indeed the best way to guarantee that at least some copies of backup data are not affected by ransomware attacks. So, your plan looks solid to me.

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