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How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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Hi All,

I'd like to know if anyone here put the Veeam backup files into tape ?
usually I do manually initiated backup using Backup Exec to select one full backup file and then the synthetic backup files.

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   [b]Directory: B:\Backup\Veeam[/b]
Mode         LastWriteTime       Length Name                             
----         -------------       ------ ----                             
-a---  5/14/2010  11:52 PM 202993213952 Backup Job 1.vbk                 
-a---  5/11/2010  11:54 PM   5458996224 Backup Job 12010-05-10T230040.vrb
-a---  5/12/2010  11:54 PM   6051271680 Backup Job 12010-05-11T230047.vrb
-a---  5/14/2010  12:00 AM   7899863040 Backup Job 12010-05-12T230038.vrb
-a---  5/14/2010  11:51 PM   5564594176 Backup Job 12010-05-13T230049.vrb
-a---  5/14/2010   8:24 PM 439916953088 Backup Job 2.vbk                 
-a---  5/11/2010   7:05 PM  19322449408 Backup Job 22010-05-10T180043.vrb
-a---  5/12/2010   7:08 PM  19954415616 Backup Job 22010-05-11T180045.vrb
-a---  5/13/2010   7:04 PM  20117406720 Backup Job 22010-05-12T180040.vrb
-a---  5/14/2010   7:34 PM  37726033920 Backup Job 22010-05-13T180044.vrb
-a---  5/15/2010   1:45 AM  27360673280 Backup Job 3.vbk                 
-a---   5/8/2010   1:47 AM  27378546688 Backup Job 32010-05-08T010050.vbk
-a---  5/17/2010   3:42 PM  10977410560 Backup Job 4.vbk                 
can anyone here share your experience or your story about backing to tape ?

Thanks.
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Re: How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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Hi Albert,

Before anyone has shared his "backup to tape" story, just wanted to mention that there are some common scenarios of using tapes below:

http://www.veeam.com/forums/viewtopic.p ... 08&start=0

http://www.veeam.com/forums/viewtopic.p ... 50&start=0

Also, as a little teaser: we are going to intoduce a "tape-friendly synthetic" backup mode to make customers who are using tapes in their environment a lot easier. This option will be a part of our next release.

Thanks!

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Re: How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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wow, tape friendly :-)
that is so cool.

thanks for the reply man, so far I'm a happy customer of Veeam. :P
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Re: How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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Hi,

You say in veeam 5.0 veeam can backup directly on tape?

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No, I was referring to the traditional backup option (full + incrementals), that should help customers doing daily backups to tape. Today, they have to copy full backup file to tape every day, which is taking much time. With this new backup mode, daily backups to tape will only require copying incremental data, which is fast. You will need to copy full backup file to tape only once per week (during weekend).

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Re: How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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yes, that's the one that I've been wanting to be integrated :-)
perhaps at the end of this year for VBR 5 ?
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Actually we are aiming Q3 for general availability...

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Re: How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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wow sounds great :-)
thanks for the info Vitaliy
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Re: How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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I have a HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Tape Autoloader Ultrium 1760 Tape autoloader but don't have Backup Exec Can I still backup to tape, or will I need backup exec to do this?

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Re: How to backup Veeam backup files into tape ?

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Hello Jeffret, Veeam Backup does not support backup directly to tape, so you would need some other solution which can put files on tape.

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