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Moving Backup Jobs from Disk to tape

Created: 14 Mar 2013 | 4 comments

Hi All,

I have an issue and I hope I can pick the brain of the people on this forum to come up with a solution. I've been asked to move a large about of backup jobs currently being stored on disk to tape. I was told that I can run a restore job and redirect it to tape as opposed to a disk drive, but I can't find that option in the Menu. I am using backup exec 2010 R2. I've looked around the net, but I can't find any articles outlining how this can be done. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



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Colin Weaver's picture

It's called a Duplicate job not a restore job

Ari P's picture

Hi Colin,

Thanks for the reply. I am familiar with the duplicate jobs option. I currently duplicate certain backup jobs to tape once they are done being backed up to the appliance. The duplicate option only works when its created as part of a policy, and it applies to jobs that are create after policy has been set. The Jobs I have been asked to move are old backup jobs that are sitting on the appliance. Have I been missed informed?

Colin Weaver's picture

Hi Ari I don't have access to a 2010 console currently to check where it is but somewhere in the console is a way to do a one off duplicate from an existing backup set - which can be done outside of a policy. EDIT: If I remember correctly if you go to the section in the console where you normally create jobs, then somewhere in the side bar on the left side of the screen is a way to setup a duplicate job.

You used the word appliance - do you mean a Backup Exec appliance as I am thinking about the standard core BE console as having the option.

Ari P's picture

Colin, we use an Exagrid unit to store the backups. Exagrid refer to it as an appliance and we adopted the term to describe the storage unit.  You were correct, I was able to successfully dup one to tape. I really appreciate your help with this issue. Many thanks!