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Scheduled tape import

Veeam Logoby zoltank » Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:53 pm

We've used Veeam for a many years now, but still used Backup Exec to manage our tape library and dump Veeam backups to tape for for offsite storage. A full backup set goes offsite twice a week.

I just migrated to a new physical backup server and am taking the oppertunity to try and drop Backup Exec and just let Veeam manage my tape. So far so good, but I haven't yet found a way to have Veeam automatically import a tape, since every time we export a tape we also need to import a tape to replace it in the library. It's not really an option to do it manually every time.

Is there a solution to this?
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Re: Scheduled tape import

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:26 pm

Hello,
there is such an option.
Importing runs differently for tapes that are registered in the local Veeam backup database and those that are not.
Do you want to import empty tapes, tapes written on this backup server or tapes written on another Veeam server?
Thanks!
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Re: Scheduled tape import

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:10 pm

Import procedure can be automated via PowerShell. Take a look at this commandlet. Thanks.
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