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Backup daily to tape

Created: 21 Aug 2013 | 1 comment

Software: Windows Server 2008 Standard R2 SP1.

Hardware:  TS3100 LTO5, 10 LTO5 Media Cartridge.

Data backup type: MS SQL, File.


- Set 1 Jobs Daily Full backup for all Server but per server can choose different data example: server 1 backup SQL and 1 Folder on D:\, server2 need backup only System state.

- Daily Jobs assign with one Tape, Example: Backup at Monday is write to tape name MONDAY-BK and MONDAY-BK2 (if need more capacity), Tuesday write to TUESDAY-BK. if not true tape, jobs don’t run.

- When the Jobs success, auto export media.

If this requirements can do, please guide to me.

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pkh's picture

To export the tapes after a job, you need to enable the I/O slots in your library using the library's WebUI or front panel.  If you have successfully enabled the I/O slots, then you would not be able to see these slots in BE.  For example, if you have 24 physical slots in your library and 1 slot is an I/O slot, you would only see 23 slots in BE when you enable the I/O slot.

You should not try to backup to a specific tape when you are using a library.  Any tape will do.  See my article on this subject

Also, you should be using barcode label to increase efficiency.  See my other article

Having said that, for your jobs, you need to determine how long you want to keep your backups and create the necessary media sets to reflect these retention periods.  Read the Media Management chapter in the Admin Guide on how to create media sets, etc.

Once you have created the media sets, set up your jobs and target the appropriate media sets.  You need to have seperate jobs to backup your files and your databases.  When you backup your files, make sure that you turn AOF on.  For your database backup jobs, the AOF should be off.