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Verify Process only using one tape drive

Created: 05 May 2013 • Updated: 05 May 2013 | 2 comments
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I have Backup Exec 2010 R3 connected to a Dell TL2000. This tape library has 2 drives, which both work fine when I have 2 jobs running, however, for example, I have just had a monthly backup run over the weekend, and when it has come to the verify stage, both drives are free, however, it only uses one drive to verify the tapes.

The question is, can Backup Exec be configured to use both drives (if both are free) to complete the verify process, which will in turn dramatically decrese the time it takes overall.

Thanks - James.

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pkh's picture

This cannot be done because verify is a sequential process.  It needs to read the tapes in sequence.

James_S's picture

Cool, that makes sence, thanks for the quick reply!