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Good companion for backup to tape

Post by tedsteenvoorden » Aug 03, 2011 6:33 pm

We are currently replacing our current backup solution with Veeam backup & replicator. We still need to backup our Veeam backup data tape. I did some research for a good companion for backup to tape and a lot of people use Backup Exec along with Veeam. However, Backup Exec can quiet expensive for the simple function of tape backup it's going to provide. I am curious what other people are using for backing up their veeam data to tape.

We have multiple Veeam servers which share a tape library through SAN. The backup to tape solution on all Veeam servers needs to work with the shared tape library.

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Re: Good companion for backup to tape

Post by Vitaliy S. » Aug 03, 2011 8:15 pm

Hello Ted,

Yes, Backup Exec seems to be one of the most popular tools among all tape solutions. If you take a look at our whitepapers available, you'll see that you have a large list to choose from:

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Integrating Veeam Backup and CA Arcserve 12.x
Integrating Veeam Backup and EMC Networker 7.x
Integrating Veeam Backup and Symantec NetBackup 6.x
Integrating Veeam Backup and Symantec Backup Exec 12
Integrating Veeam Backup and Tivoli TSM 6.x
Integrating Veeam Backup and HP Data Protector 6.x
Veeam Backup & Replication 5.x - Integrating with Symantec NetBackup 7.x
On top of that, I've seen some examples of using ntbackup.exe utility from Microsoft (available in Win2003), might be another way to go with. Hope this helps.

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Re: Good companion for backup to tape

Post by slp » Aug 10, 2011 11:35 am

Hello Ted,

I was through the same condierations as you are now.

I chosed a product called "BackupAssist" which is much cheaper than Symantec Backup Exec (base priced at ~200€), but still does whats nessary for us.

http://www.backupassist.com/index.html

Daily we keep our backups on disk for 8-14 days, but once a week we store a complete set of backups on tape and put them outside our company (we are running with 2 datacenters with each their SAN)

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