One backup job running on multiple tape drives

Is it possible for a backup job to run on multiple tape drives? I have a very large backup job that is taking up to 20 hours to complete. My hope is to run this job using two tapes and two tape drives thus slashing the time in half. Is this possible?

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Hi ,   With backupexec you

Hi ,

 

With backupexec you can not span one job to mutiple tape drive but yes you can do that with Netbackup

 

Thank You

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This feature is not available

This feature is not available in Backup Exec, its available in Netbackup.

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Great! Seriously this is

Great! Seriously this is supposed to be an enterprise product!? I have worked with backup software 5 years ago that had this feature.....

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Hi Ultan, Backupexec is S/W

Hi Ultan,

Backupexec is S/W which is actually used to support small & mid size enviorment & it is Netbackup which is actually used for large scale enviorment & has lot other great features too in compare to backupexec

Also this feature was never there in earlier backupexec version too but yes will be really good if backupexec bring this in there new release

You can give enhancement request for same

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/node/add/idea?add_context=711

Thank You

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 Hi,   Workaround : Split the

 Hi,

 

Workaround : Split the job in 2 jobs and run both the jobs Simultaneously on 2 tape drives.

 

hope this hellps

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Hi ,   Any updates here

Hi ,

 

Any updates here please mark this as resolved if your douts are clear

 

Thank You