BE2012 and HP Storeonce VTL Tape Offload
Put simply, can Backup Exec 2012 take from a VTL connected StoreOnce appliance and write to tape?
Site one (Head Quarters):
1. Write HQ data directly to tape from BE2012
This step would be used to store tapes off site.
2. Write HQ data directly to VTL from BE2012
This step would be used to replicate backup data to another StoreOnce appliance.
*3. (See Site Two Step 1) Write DC data from replicated VTL to tape from BE2012
This step would be used to store tapes off site, if possible using VTL to tape.
Site Two (Data Center)
1. Write DC data directly to VTL from BE2012
This DC is unmanned; therefore replicated backup data will be sent to HQ StoreOnce where will be "offloaded to tape".
If step 3 cannot be accomplished at Head Quarters then I need to restructure how the Data Center is storing the backup data to the StoreOnce appliance by using CIFS which can also be replicated then mounted to a BE2012 server and finally be written to tape.
Input would be greatly appreciated and any documentation is helpful!