When you need to add free tapes, or if you need to restore data from offline tapes, you need to load these tapes into your tape device.
When you load tapes into the library, Veeam does not recognize them automatically. To start using tapes, you need to introduce them to the Veeam Backup Free Edition by running the importing procedure. The importing procedure conveys the tapes from the Import/Export slot to the library working slots, scans them and sends information about them to Veeam backup database. After importing, Veeam Backup Free Edition can use the tapes to read or write data.
Importing runs differently for tapes that are registered in the local Veeam backup database and those that are not. Choose an appropriate procedure for the following tapes:
- Loading Empty Tapes
- Loading Tapes Written on This Backup Server
- Loading Tapes Written on Another Veeam Server