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SLP and duplicating to tape

Created: 13 Sep 2013 | 4 comments

I have a storage lifecycle policy (SLP) setup to first backup to disk and then duplicate to tape. I have attached a screenshot of this. Just wondering if it setup correcly because the duplication to tape is only taking a couple minutes and I think should take longer. 

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Kevin Good's picture

You should not need the Replication step, unless you are sending the data to another NetBackup Domain.  How much data are you backing up / duplicating with this SLP?

Backups are IT-101 (Do Backups) Doing Backups well is an art form. Nobody cares about getting their data backed up... They only care that you can restore it for them!

Gstrouth's picture

Yeah the replication step is to send to another domain for AIR. Its probably a TB of data but not all at once. To test is there a way to specify a restore from this duplicated tape vs disk? 

watsons's picture

In the duplication job, you will be able to see the backupID (image) it's trying to duplicate, check the size of that image and see if it's reasonable. 

Kevin Good's picture

use the Catalog section of the GUI to set the tape copy as primary, then test the restore, then set the disk copy back as primary...

Backups are IT-101 (Do Backups) Doing Backups well is an art form. Nobody cares about getting their data backed up... They only care that you can restore it for them!