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Backup Exec - Duplicate to tape attached to secondary media server

Created: 13 Nov 2012 • Updated: 13 Nov 2012 | 3 comments

Hi all,

Do you know whether it is possible to duplicate a backup to a secondary BE media server locally attached tape in a CAS environment (BE2012)?

Don't think this is relevant, but on the first media server, the backup is performed on disk and there is no dedupe in place.

Thanks in advance,


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Colin Weaver's picture

If you use Deduplication pon both media servers and then use Optimized Duplication within a Private Cloud configuration you shoudl be ale to do it as

Backup to Dedup on Server A

Optimized Duplication fro Dedup folder on Server A to Dedup folder on Server B

Duplicate to tape from Dedup folder on Server B to Tape drive on Server B

There are a few ways to configure private cloud - info here

Note when reading the information in that link bear in mind it is written for an ISP/Managed Service implementation as such whenever a VPN is mentioned it can be replaced with an internal network (WAN/LAN) link.

hwelvaar's picture

Why is this so difficult ?

Why is it not possible to use a tape drive that is connected to a remote Windows server (with some kind of remote media agent, like exists for Linux)  ?

And have this tape drive visible under the storage tab on your primary server, and use it for duplicate a backup job ?