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Label RDX and Variable Job name

Post by matt23 »


I have a Windows Server 2008 with Veeam backup and an RDX-reader installed.
The backup is written on the RDX. This operation works.
I have 2 questions.

- Can I label the RDX-tape?? For example: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.. So that if I forget to change the tape it does not overwrite the backup of previous day.

- The RDX-tape had 500 GB of memory, can I save backup of Tuesday more time? I have a error, it says me that the name of backup exist already on the tape.. Can I insert a var (Example: Tuesday %date%) in the Job name??

Thank you.
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Re: Label RDX and Variable Job name

Post by Vitaliy S. »

Hello Matteo,

I'm not sure I got you right, but could you please clarify how you want to label RDX-tapes using Veeam? If you want to store 2 Tuesday backups, you may try to script this as a workaround:

1. copy existing VBK file to any place
2. rename VBK by (adding "_1" for example)
3. move renamed VBK file to RDX-tape

You will be able to import that renamed VBK later to Veeam backup console to perform a restore. Also be aware that we are addressing tape integration issues with "tape-friendly synthetic" backup mode (this is how we call it internally), this option will be a part of our next release.

Thank you!
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