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Disk staging for VTL duplication to tape

Created: 26 Jun 2012 • Updated: 27 Jun 2012 | 4 comments
dalbs's picture
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Hi,

If i have a D2D box (without NDMP) configured as a VTL and connected to a Backup Exec 2012 media server, does there need to be room on the media server to serve as a disk staging area when a tape in the VTL is duplicated to a physical tape?

Thanks!

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Kiran Bandi's picture

does there need to be room on the media server to serve as a disk staging area when a tape in the VTL is duplicated to a physical tape?

Not required.... 

Refer this TN: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73372

Extract from TN: " If the devices are not NDMP-enabled, then Backup Exec performs a regular duplicate backup job."

For normal duplicate jobs, no need to have any free space on media server.

teiva-boy's picture

From disk to tape NO.

From tape to disk and using GRT, yes you will need it.  

You ideally should be using the disk features of the D2D and not the VTL, it's cheaper and works with GRT on restores better.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) http://mysupport.symantec.com "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."

dalbs's picture

Thanks guys. To help clarify, would a restore of a GRT enabled backup from a virtual tape in a VTL be treated as a restore from disk, or would this be treated like a restore from physical tape and require staging? Cheers.

Kiran Bandi's picture

Will be treated as restore from tape and requires Staging....

For any backup software VTL is not different from a physical tape library.

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