Creating GFS Tape Jobs

To create a GFS archive on tape, you need to create a GFS media pool and target a backup to tape job to it. Technically, a GFS tape job is a variant of backup to tape job. When you select a GFS media pool as target, the job schedule automatically changes to the GFS mode. For details, see Creating Backup to Tape Jobs.

As a source, you can use a backup job with any backup method: forever forward incremental, forward incremental or reversed incremental.


If you use a job with enabled GFS retention as a source for a GFS tape job, the GFS tape job writes restore points to tapes according to its own schedule. The schedule of the source job is not taken into account.

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