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VEB to tape

Veeam Logoby mr2nut123 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:12 pm

I hope I'm ok to ask this here. We have a client who is currently using Backup Exec (booo, hiss..) and the only reason for this is that they have one remaining physical Server which is a large file store.

My main question here: Does Endpoint Backup allow you to backup to an LTO device? The client won't purchase additional Hardware, but I was hoping to sway them to Veeam when their renewal comes up! :)
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Re: Enquiry

Veeam Logoby mr2nut123 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:15 pm

Ok, so having just had a quick look, it appears that it doesn't support LTO devices. Any way around this..?
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Re: Enquiry

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:50 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello mr2nut123,

No, it does not support backup to tapes. However, VBR free edition has a file to tape jobs available (at no cost), so you can use VEB to back up a physical box and then backup to tape via VBR Free.

P.S. Moreover you can install both on the same machine if needed.
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Re: Enquiry

Veeam Logoby mr2nut123 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:03 am

Dima P. wrote:Hello mr2nut123,

No, it does not support backup to tapes. However, VBR free edition has a file to tape jobs available (at no cost), so you can use VEB to back up a physical box and then backup to tape via VBR Free.

P.S. Moreover you can install both on the same machine if needed.


Perfect answer Dima. Thanks a lot for that! The only downside is that physical host doesn't have the capacity to store a full backup the storage Server before putting it on a tape. It relies on network data transfer to copy direct to the LTO :-(
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Re: VEB to tape

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:25 am 1 person likes this post

Hmm, maybe backing up to the file share via Endpoint and then using file to tape jobs with shared folder as a source.
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