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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby lehbot » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:07 am

We have also a need for a better WORM Support, especially appending data to WORM Tapes.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Sep 09, 2015 12:54 pm

We may add this functionality down the road. Not in version 9, however, as we've received just several requests. Thanks.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby Eluminare » Tue Jan 19, 2016 9:13 am

Are there any News about WORM Support?
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:42 am

The answer provided above is still valid. The WORM support is planned, though, it has not been implemented in version 9 due to the fact that other features have received higher demand from our end-users. Thanks.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby 777jake777 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:27 am

Hi,

Is there any news on WORM append support? I was just about to purchase the enterprise product but have discovered that WORM append is not supported. I was able to write to the WORM Tape once to test but discovered that any additional writes fail? Has this been updated in the new 9.5 release, I need this for compliance reasons this is a show stopper for our company if it's not supported.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby lyapkost » Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:35 am

Hi, Jason! WORM tapes support will not be implemented in 9.5 release.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:12 pm

Hello Jason,

Unfortunately, it’s true - WORM support won’t be introduced in the upcoming version. That said, we still track this feature request, so could you please share more information about your backup strategy? Are you using WORM media for some specific type of data or all the backups should be stored on WORM tapes on a daily basis? How many WORM tapes you use on a monthly basis? Thanks in advance.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby 777jake777 » Thu Aug 11, 2016 11:18 pm

Hi,

We have two Tape drives in separate locations that only use WORM Tape for storing critical documents and backups for compliance. These libraries only use WORM Tape due to SEC ruling 17a-4 that is now being enforced and a requirement for more organisations especially in the enterprise space. We use other media types such as disk for all other large backups but the amount of data stored on WORM Tape on a daily basis is very small so a 1.5TB WORM tape would last more the 12 months so we need the Worm Append support for this reason.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby DW-Wuppertal » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:58 pm

Hi,
is it planned to implement a support for WORM Tapes in the near future?
We have to save our Company Databases each year for compliance reasons.

Thank you
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Jan 19, 2017 5:24 pm

DW-Wuppertal,

Unfortunately, no news for WORM support. Can you check if the workaround suggested in this thread works for your infrastructure? Thanks.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby coreyfdez » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:45 pm

Understanding WORM Compliance in the Document Management Context
With the increasing reliance on electronic storage, concerns about data security are on the rise. One of the biggest concerns relates to the ease with which data can be altered or erased, which is why WORM compliance (write once, read many) matters.

SEC Rule 17a-4 and WORM
The electronic storage requirements of SEC rule 17a-4 are consistent with the requirements of the Electronic Signatures Act. In order to be compliant under SEC regulations, your organization needs to have immediate access to records that are less than 6 months old. You also have to store your information from the previous 2 years in a safe location. Additionally, your organization is required to keep a backup copy in an alternate location.

One of the main concerns of the SEC regulation is keeping data accessible and unalterable. Your organization has to be able to prove that the stored documents were not changed after saving them.

I believe VEEAM is missing on a good chunk of the market by forcing all financial institutions like ours to other vendors in order to be compliant.
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Re: WORM Tapes

Veeam Logoby Godfrey » Wed May 24, 2017 2:03 am

Gostev wrote:We have also put in the feature request for full support of WORM tape media.


Hi

This is a feature we would also like. With ransomware a concern the ability to have a tape that can be written to only once is a very important feature.

I have tried the 'workaround' above and unfortunately it does not work for us, we get the following error.

WriteTapeHeader failed - Tape erasure with type 1 finished with error Tape error: '5' (Access is denied.)

This is also important for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Is there any update from Veeam as to when WORM support will be available?

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