Veeam Backup Free Edition does not support backups written with another backup solution even if they are written in the supported format.
You cannot restore data written with 3rd-party tape recording solutions.
If the tapes written with another backup solution contain valuable data, do not run any procedures against them, for example, inventory or catalog. Veeam Backup Free Edition recognizes such tapes as writable and may use them for Veeam tape jobs.
If you do not need the data on these tapes, you can erase them and use for writing data with Veeam Backup Free Edition.
To erase and re-use tapes containing non-Veeam data:
- Load the tapes into the mail slot or directly into the tape library magazine.
- If you loaded the tapes to the mail slot, import the tapes. To do this, open the Tape Infrastructure view, expand the Libraries node and select the library to which you have loaded the tapes. Click Import Tapes on the ribbon. You can also right-click the necessary library in the working area and select Import Tapes.
- If you loaded tapes into the tape library magazine, rescan the tape library. To do this, click Rescan Library on the ribbon. You can also right-click the necessary library in the working area and select Rescan.
- The tapes will appear in the Unrecognized media pool.
- Select tapes you want to erase and click Erase on the ribbon. Alternatively, you can right-click selected tapes and choose Erase Tape. Choose Short erase and click OK. For more information, see Erasing Tapes.
- The tapes will be moved to the Free media pool.
If you load tapes directly into the tape library magazine, make sure you rescan the tape library before you perform any other operations on tapes.