Copying EC2 Instance Backups to Tapes

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    Storing data on tape devices helps you improve the level of safety and implement the 3-2-1 rule (3 copies, 2 types of media, 1 offsite location).

    To administer all operations on tapes in your Veeam Backup & Replication console, Veeam Backup & Replication allows you to automate copying of image-level backups to tape devices and lets you specify scheduling, archiving and media automation options. For more information on the supported tapes and operations which you can perform with tapes, see the Tape Devices Support section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    To copy EC2 instance backups to tapes, do the following:

    1. Check that you have copied EC2 instance backups to on-premises repositories.

    If you have not copied the backups, follow the instructions provided in Creating Backup Copy Jobs for EC2 Instances.

    1. Configure the tape infrastructure:
    1. Connect tape devices as described in the Tape Devices Deployment section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
    2. Perform the initial configuration as described in steps 1–3 of the Getting Started with Tapes section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.
    1. Create a backup to tape job as described in the Creating Backup to Tape Jobs section in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide.

    Copy backups to tape