Yes you can achieve it by creating the file to tape job.
I was thinking of maybe setting a "file to tape" job to run every 6 months which would point at our veeam backup repositories. I could then change the retention policy on our backups to around 6/7 months (rather than years) to keep the datastore size down.
Its should look like this:
- Create a media pool
- Add tape media to this media pool
- Specify the desired retention. I assume for long term archiving never overwrite tape media option is the best. Since the retention is applied to the media (not to the data on tape).
- To use all existing free space media set creation option should be set to 'Continue to use current media set"
- Create a file to tape job with no schedule and both Full and Incremental backup option targeted to the previously created media pool
I'm hoping that I could restore the veeam backup files from a tape (or pool of tapes) at a later date as long as the whole backup chain exists.
To restore from an increment you must restore the complete backup chain (previous increments and the first full).
Here are the links to useful resources:the Veeam B&R user guides
or Online Help Center > Tapes