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Pros & Cons using TAPE backup media with Veeam

Veeam Logoby omg » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:45 pm

We are planning to use TAPES as our backup storage media for our VMs.

Does Veeam work well with TAPES ?

Any pros & cons of using tapes as backup media with Veeam ( sorry we cannot use disk as backup media due to corporate IT policy)
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Re: Pros & Cons using TAPE backup media with Veeam

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jan 22, 2015 3:52 pm

You mean don't have a local repository, only tapes? This scenario wouldn't work, as VB&R provides only disk-to-disk-to-tape solution and can write VM backups directly on tapes. Thanks.
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Re: Pros & Cons using TAPE backup media with Veeam

Veeam Logoby omg » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:25 pm

v.Eremin wrote:You mean don't have a local repository, only tapes? This scenario wouldn't work, as VB&R provides only disk-to-disk-to-tape solution and can write VM backups directly on tapes. Thanks.


So you are saying Veeam cannot backup directly to a TAPE drive. But we need to use the following steps

1) Backup to DISK
2) Copy DISK backups to TAPE

Now 2nd step above will Veeam do for us or we have to use some 3rd party software to copy disk backups to tapes ?
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Re: Pros & Cons using TAPE backup media with Veeam

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:51 pm

You have to create both backup job (that will create a disk to disk backup) and tape job (that will archive resulting backups to tapes). Both jobs are available in Veeam Backup and Replication. Thanks.
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Re: Pros & Cons using TAPE backup media with Veeam

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:13 am

V,
If you just want to backup to tape, without keeping data on disk storage – you can set a short retention for backup to disk job (for example one day).
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