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Created: 25 Mar 2013 • Updated: 08 May 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi

I have a windows 2008R2 server with HP MLS4048 library and have two tape drivers.

My goal is to be able to backup to these tape drivers with two different backup queues, where I start's the backup same time.

Is thier any config where I have to anble something to be able to do that ?

 

yours faithfully

Hendrik Joelsen

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

First thing's first...the first drive in the MSL4048 is covered by a license with BE when you install it, and for the 2nd drive you need 1 x Library Expansion Option license. Without it, only the first drive will work.

That said, you would create your backup jobs using stand-alone jobs or policies (if using anything before BE 2012) and simply target the library. If you kick them off at the same time, both drives would be used. Any other jobs can be staggered with different start times if need-be.

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luuja's picture

Hi Craig V

Both my licenses to BE and Library expansion options are installed, so if I start's two backup same time, it should take backup same time ?

yours faithfully
Hendrik Joelsen

CraigV's picture

Hi Hendrik,

 

Maybe, and maybe not. But, using 2 drives at the same time allows you to split up your backups, which should decrease the time taken to do your backups. If 1 job took 10 hours for 2 servers, you could conceivably do 5 each per job and cut down the backup window quite a bit.

Obviously if you're using BE 2012, this is totally different due to the server-centric way of doing backups. You won't be able to group a bunch of servers in a policy or selection list as this doesn't exist. But you could launch a backup of 2 servers initially, and then just chain the rest of the servers thereafter.

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