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BE 2010, backup to tape directly

Created: 06 Nov 2012 | 5 comments

Hi there

I woud like to know how to backup to tape direclty within BE 2010 because i've tryied and it doesn't work.

Here's what i've done.

- Put a tape in my tape drive using the hp web interface

- Create a new backup job

- Selected the stuff i want to backup (33gb)

- Go to Device and Media under Destination, select my tape drive

- Go to General and select either Full - Copy the files or Full Using archive bit

- Hit Submit

After a few minutes, BE says it's completed and byte count is 988 byte...

Anything i'm missing?

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AmolB's picture

What kind of data you have selected for backups?

Zbamus's picture

It's just a bunch of random installer files that i have on a file server.

AmolB's picture

33GB installer files? 

What happens when you target the same job to a B2D folder?

CraigV's picture

Have you tried to create a new job and target both/either of the B2D or tape?

Otherwise consider the following:

1. Upgrade BE to BE 2010 R3 if you're not on this, and update with SP2 and any other available patches.

http://trialware.norton.com/files/fc/Backup_Exec_2010_13.0.5204_MultiPlatforms_Multilingual_DVD.iso

2. If you are on BE 2010 R3, make sure it is fully patched.

3. Run a comprehensive repair of the BEDB as per the TN below:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH67239

Then try the backup again.

Thanks!

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