Need to restore backup from original device?
I use Backup Exec 2012 to backup our servers to tape (10 tapes in rotation) 5 nights a week, giving us a 2 week history, which . Of those 10 tapes, 2 are offsite at all times.
To give us some deeper backup history, I've purchasd a 2 TB ioSafe fireproof/waterproof drive that I'll backup to once a week. When that drive becomes full (in 6 - 8 months at our current backup size) I'd like to copy the contents to another drive, take that drive offsite, and start a new series of backups onto the ioSafe.
My question is this: Does a backup need to be restored from the device it was originally stored on? If I move backups from the ioSafe to another drive, can I restore from that other drive? Or would the backup need to be moved back to the ioSafe?
Thanks in advance for any replies.