Currently we're reconfiguring our backup environment and adding one LTO 4 tape drive to the mix. We would like to backup to a Deduplication Storage Folder then duplicate the data to the tape drive.
The Deduplication Storage Folder has two media sets associated with it:
- Daily Media Set
- Weekly Media Set
Our environment is made of physical and virtual servers (VMware), Active Directory, Exchange, SQL and misc file servers.
We setup separate "Selection Lists":
- AD Servers
- File Servers
- Exchange Server
- VMware Servers
- SQL Servers
Next, we created a Policy with the following templates:
- Daily Backup - Differential - Dedup Storage Folder - Daily Media Set
- Weekly Backup - Full - Dedup Storage Folder - Weekly Media Set
Next, we created New Jobs Using this Policy and checked all the "Selection Lists" listed previously. Doing so created a separate Daily and Weekly Job for each "Selection List."
My question is how do we duplicate these backups to tape? We can add a template to the Policy to "Duplicate Backup Sets Templates", but we don't know if this will work. Can two separate jobs be running at the same time to a tape drive?
So, basically we're looking to see if this will work or get a recommendation on how to correctly do what we want to do.
The main reason we created separate "Selection Lists" is because we didn't want to have 1 selection list with every server. Because if one server is offline, the servers following that server in the selection list would not get backed up!