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How to properly backup bkf files to tape

Created: 22 Jul 2013 • Updated: 12 Aug 2013 | 4 comments
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I have several directories that are backup-to-disk folders.  I am trying to find a document on what is required if I want to move the data to tape for archive purposes.  Can anyone assist?



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SuperBrain's picture

The best and only way to backup these .bfk files is to do it using a Duplicate to Tape backup job.

Create a Duplicate backup job for those backup sets and select the target device as tape.

jfrench99's picture

when selecting what to backup do I choose the "view by media" and select the media I want to write to tape?

SuperBrain's picture

Yes you can do that OR you can create a new job and select the job type as Duplicate backup - that will give you an option to select which backup set you would like to be duplicated. (similar to what you do for a new backup job)

Michael_McNally's picture

Yes, You can do that. Or, if you are using backup exec 2012, you can set up a second stage to perform the duplicate after each backup or on a scheduled basis.