With v9 we want to utilise Tape backups for the first time. Being new to us and with v9 just coming out I hoped I could pick from brains out there.
We currently have a single Forever Forward Incremental job with 60 recovery points which runs twice per day, every day. No synthetic or active fulls are used. We only have a single standalone tape streamer which doesn't have any barcode options.
We would like to have a situation where we can perform a daily (Mon-Fri) FULL backup to tape of the latest disk backup content. The content written to tape should be a fully independent copy and not reliant on other tapes, so we can pick any tape and be sure it's got a fully restorable copy of the VMs. Ideally this would be in a GFS scenario with specific tapes kept back for weekly, monthly etc.
Does having a basic standalone streamer prove a problem? Do we have to prepare media in a specific way for Veeam?
Any advice on how we can best set this up in v9 would be appreciated. Excuse the newbie questions please.