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Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

How can i move data from a tape to a new tape and also update the databaseentries ?

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

I think you have only one tape drive ,right?

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

yes, one tape drive but a 24-slot library.

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Does somebody has any idea
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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

Since you have only one tape drive, you need to duplicate the backup sets from the old tape to a disk storage and then duplicate them from disk storage to the new tape.

You can only do tape-to-tape duplication if you have two tape drives.

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Yes of course, but whats with the databaseentries? When if have to restore files how would the backupexec know where the file is?

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

You are taking about the catalogs and when you duplicate data in Backup Exec it creates a catalog for the duplicate so it keeps track of all of the sets whether it is a duplicate or an original set.

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For a breakdown  of how te Databsee, The catalogs and teh Media relate to each other please see:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000114126

Note: the article is written for disk because of what it discusses but the relationship between the components applies to tapes as well.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

Thanks a lot. But how can i dublicate one tape to disk and back to a new tape?

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

You need plenty of disk space on your BE server

You then create a disk storage device (B2D) location

You then create a duplicate job from the tape sets to the disk

You then change tape and create a duplicate job back again.

 

If you really want to duplicate a lot tapes to new tapes it might be better to invest in better tape hardware (two tape drives or a libary with two drives - although the library suggestion will need a LEO license as well)

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OK--------You need plenty of disk space on your BE server---------done  

OK--------You then create a disk storage device (B2D) location----done

?-----------You then create a duplicate job from the tape sets to the disk-------don't know how, sorry

?-----------You then change tape and create a duplicate job back again.-------don't know how, sorry

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

How can i create a dublicate job for one tape to disk?

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

You cannot duplicate the tape itself you have to duplicate each of the sets on the tape one at a time.

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Re: Change a old Tape to a new one, data and databaseentries

OK, that's realy bad.

Tanks to all