disk-to-dedupe-to-dedupe-to tape (on different media servers)
Here's a curly one, any help with this will make my day. A client wants to backup 4 sites, keep one month at each site and copy the most recent full backup to tape-but they do not want tape devices at the remote sites (i.e. they want a central tape library).
I was thinking of using the Central Administration Option to backup to dedupe device locally for 1 month, then push a copy of the weekly full backups as an optimised duplication to a central dedupe device in their datacenter-but then what? I don't want to add a stage to the job that duplicates it to tape because this will be running from the original source media server not the one in the datacenter and this defeats the purpose of the optimised dedupe copy (the link is 10Mb-too slow for this anyway and I'm not even sure an optimised dedupe will work properly). From the target media server hosting the dedupe device in the datacenter I can schedule an inventory for the dedupe device and enumerate the backup sets (CASO server might have enough info too), but there's no automated way to pick out the latest full backup for a server and put it on tape. The only way I've found is to manually find the backup set and right click and select "Duplicate".
Does any one out there know a way to give our client what they want? Or are they asking too much?