Write particular VM's to Tape

Everything about backing up to tape

Write particular VM's to Tape

Veeam Logoby saintdle » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:04 am


It would be nice when creating a tape job, if you can specify the VM's in the infrastructure rather than just backup jobs, Like you can in a backup copy job.

At the moment the jobs are too big to fit on my tape, however within these jobs not all the VM's are needed to be wrote to tape, but ideally need to stay in the same backup job.

I'd rather not have to start splitting up the backup jobs, as we target the technology, rather than "Criticial / Non-Critical"

Senior Engineer
Various other stuff
Personal Technical Blog - www.educationalcentre.co.uk
Veeam Vanguard
Posts: 65
Liked: 13 times
Joined: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:13 pm
Full Name: Dean lewis

Re: Write particular VM's to Tape

Veeam Logoby thomas23 » Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:48 am

Hello Dean,

have you test the File-To-Tape Option?
You can specify the backup-Files from a vm when you select your Repository and then the folder/files with your vm-backup.

Posts: 4
Liked: never
Joined: Thu Jan 15, 2015 10:12 am

Re: Write particular VM's to Tape

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:00 am

Hi Dean,

If you want to offload particular VMs to tapes only, then I would suggest configuring backup copy jobs to create smaller backup files for these VMs only and then use tape jobs to write this data to tapes.

Vitaliy S.
Veeam Software
Posts: 19566
Liked: 1104 times
Joined: Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:13 am
Full Name: Vitaliy Safarov

Re: Write particular VM's to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:11 am

Be aware to update to version 8 first, because backup copy job has not been supported previously as a source for backup to tape job. Thanks.
Veeam Software
Posts: 13290
Liked: 973 times
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Full Name: Vladimir Eremin

Re: Write particular VM's to Tape

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:42 pm

Another option is to create a specific backup to disk job and include only VMs you want to archive to tape. Also you could add additional tape media to the said media pool or it does not work for your case?
Dima P.
Veeam Software
Posts: 6257
Liked: 440 times
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:07 pm
Location: SPb
Full Name: Dmitry Popov

Return to Tape

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests