First - We are using the Copy to Tape functionality with success, love the throughput and so far no real issues.
Second - I have a quick question on how to handle tape rotation - We are using a 17 Tape LTO-3 Loader with a single drive. Our tape sets are taken offsite weekly. We use a very simple naming scheme, W1T1up to W5-T17 When a tape set comes back into rotation, they are recognized and named correctly when I run an inventory job. (I have a PS script to do this on a schedule, its working fine) I have two issues, one, IF the tape wasn't used previously, Veeam doesn't honor its name, IE the inventory still names it Tape X not WxTx which was setup originally. and 2nd, I have to go in and mark the tapes as free, even though retention has been set for 7 days, otherwise the job will fail.
Any tips/tricks for these small items?