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Unable see Dell RD1000 Tape Drive

Veeam Logoby govi » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:49 am

Hi Team,

I am unable to see Dell RD 1000 Tape drive in Veeam Backup and Replication 9.5 Update 2 library console. Please Note that Tape drive is connected through USB to Vcenter server and on same server B&R software installed (VM). As per below Knowledge base it says tape drive Connection Types should be Fibre Channel (FC) ,Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) ,SCSI from below knowledge base (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/80/ ... pport.html). This type drive has only USB connection.

Is there any way where B&R software recognizes the tape drive? if yes can you please provide me steps.

Thanks,

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Re: Unable see Dell RD1000 Tape Drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:31 pm

Hello govi,

RDX system should be used as a regular repository with Rotated Drive option enabled. Check this article for more details and let me know if you need any further assistance.
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Re: Unable see Dell RD1000 Tape Drive

Veeam Logoby govi » Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:00 pm

Thanks for the reply. I have created regular repository with Rotated Drive option enabled. What is is the recommended option to move backup on this rotated drive.Meaning moving directly from Infrastructure to Rotated Drive or Move Backup Job copy on this rotated Drive. Please suggest best method and how to accomplish it.

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Re: Unable see Dell RD1000 Tape Drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Sep 29, 2017 3:13 pm

govi,

It’s up to you, but I’d rather use Rotated Drives in conjunction with backup copy job to keep the secondary copy of backup files.
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Re: Unable see Dell RD1000 Tape Drive

Veeam Logoby govi » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:34 am

Hi Dima,

I have more query when we make tape drive as rotated drive.

Example. I have two tapes 1 TB of each. Lets say I have done backup on tape 1 and space is almost full so I insert tape 2 in tape drive and continue backing up.

Incase of crash which tape do I need to use to restore the VM since half chain of backup will be store on tape 1 and remaining will be stored on tape 2. When I insert tape 1 it might look for latest backup chain which is in Tape 2. If I insert tape 2 in tape drive it will look for older chain which is in tape 1.

So I am not sure how this kind of scenario will be handled or there is no dependency on old chain.

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Re: Unable see Dell RD1000 Tape Drive

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:53 pm

Hi Govi,
In case of crash which tape do I need to use to restore the VM since half chain of backup will be store on tape 1 and remaining will be stored on tape 2. When I insert tape 1 it might look for latest backup chain which is in Tape 2. If I insert tape 2 in tape drive it will look for older chain which is in tape 1.

In order to run a restore you must have the whole backup chain available. If your full backup file is stored on two tapes you must load both of them. If you what to perform a recovery from an incremental restore point you must have access to the whole backup chain.
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Re: Unable see Dell RD1000 Tape Drive

Veeam Logoby govi » Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:08 am

HI Dima,

Thanks for the reply. I will try to test this and let you know if I face any issue.

Thanks once again for your help.

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