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Tapes Newb - Powervault 124t Questions

Veeam Logoby ArcaneGlyph » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:31 pm

I have been dubbed the backup guy at work.
So I am now trying to pick up where our 3rd party company left off and finish a migration from various backup methods (win server, exec 2010, veeam, sql) into what I am hoping will end up as just veeam, veeam endpoint and veeam explorer.
Currently we have a physical box (2008 R2) with BUE 2010 with a powervault 124t tape drive attached.
BUE grabs our veeam box & stores and dumps that to tape once a week with no issues.
I would like to boot BUE out and give Veeam the tape drive while leaving the drive itself attached to the current physical machine.
Veeam is currently on a 2008 r2 vm in vmware in a blade center with no controller for me to attach a tape drive to.

So I guess my first thing I need to know is what driver do I need to be using to connect to the tape drive from veeam?
also because I am a pessimist: How hard is it going to be to roll back to BUE drivers if I have to restore a BUE job in the next 6 months during the transition phase?

(I'm a relative newb, so keep the dots very close together please.)
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Re: Tapes Newb - Powervault 124t Questions

Veeam Logoby phil-ch » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:42 pm

ArcaneGlyph wrote:So I guess my first thing I need to know is what driver do I need to be using to connect to the tape drive from veeam?
also because I am a pessimist: How hard is it going to be to roll back to BUE drivers if I have to restore a BUE job in the next 6 months during the transition phase?

Hi
Use the original driver of the vendor (Dell in this case). You also should make sure that no leftovers of the BE are running.
As you wrote in case of restore you need to reinstall the BE drivers and delete it afterwards. Easier would it be with separate hardware.
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Re: Tapes Newb - Powervault 124t Questions

Veeam Logoby ArcaneGlyph » Mon Jul 06, 2015 7:22 pm

I wish we could afford new anything at work. As it stands I will have to make do.

Thanks for the reply!
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Re: Tapes Newb - Powervault 124t Questions

Veeam Logoby sbbots » Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:11 pm

ArcaneGlyph wrote:I wish we could afford new anything at work. As it stands I will have to make do.

Welcome to the club :cry:

Our Dell tape drives have never shipped with drivers. We use the generic Microsoft drivers (installs as "IBM Ultrium SCSI") and we haven't had any issues whatsoever.
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Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Jul 07, 2015 4:40 pm

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