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Tape full

Veeam Logoby nthelen » Wed Dec 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Hello together,

i have a tape for every day (Monday - Friday). On next week it appends the next backup (Dont protect data - current media set). So i have on Monday-Tape only monday backups of the last weeks. If the tape gets full, it want the next tape (oldest).

Is it possible that data on a tape is overwritten, if it becomes full?

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Re: Tape full

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:03 pm

Hello,

Are you talking about the ability to "append to media, overwrite if there is no appendable media"?
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Re: Tape full

Veeam Logoby nthelen » Thu Dec 12, 2013 7:03 am

Hello,

i have one tape drive and for every day one tape, which is only used on the same day (monday-tape -> monday, tuesday-tape -> tuesday). After 3 weeks, 3 monday-backups of the last 3 weeks are on tape "Monday". After week 4 it ejects the tape and said: "Tape currently in drive cannot be used for backup" -> Insert valid tape into the library, oldest retained tape....

I want that veeam deletes the oldest backups on this tape and dont want a new tape, because the monday tape should only used for monday. All tapes are in the same media set and pool.
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Re: Tape full

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 12, 2013 11:14 am

Thank you for clarification!

After week 4 it ejects the tape and said: "Tape currently in drive cannot be used for backup" -> Insert valid tape into the library, oldest retained tape...

Could you, please, describe your media pool/set and tape job set up? Any chance you used "Do not overwrite option' as a media pool retention? For the "daily cycle" scenario you may want to take a look at this topic.
I want that Veeam deletes the oldest backups on this tape

It is only possible to erase the tape completely; currently there is no way to perform a granular deletion of expired backups from one tape media.
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Re: Tape full

Veeam Logoby nthelen » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:17 pm

Could you, please, describe your media pool/set and tape job set up? Any chance you used "Do not overwrite option' as a media pool retention? For the "daily cycle" scenario you may want to take a look at this topic.


Media-Pool:
Name: "Backuptapes"
Tapes: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
"Add Tapes form Free media pool automatically when more tapes are requiered" -> set
Media Set: "Daily Backup"
"Do not create, alway continue using current media set" -> set
Retention: Do not protect data (cyclically overwrite tapes as requierd)

After 3 weeks (monday tape inside) it will not override this tape. It ejects the tape and wants to insert a valid tape into the library (oldest).


It is only possible to erase the tape completely; currently there is no way to perform a granular deletion of expired backups from one tape media.
Thank you.


If the tape is completely erased would be ok, but it ejects only the tape and inform to insert a valid tape. Why does it not erase the tape? What is the failure or correct settings?
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