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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Loading Tapes Written on This Backup Server

If the tapes that you load were written on the same Veeam backup server, the Veeam backup database has information about them. The procedure is different for tape libraries depending on whether they support barcodes or not.

Tape Libraries with Barcode Readers

To load tapes with barcodes:

  1. Load the tapes into the mail slot or directly into the tape library magazine.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Veeam Backup & Replication will automatically move the tapes to their parent media pools. You can start working with them.

Tape Libraries without Barcode Readers

To load tapes without barcodes:

  1. Load the tapes into the mail slot or directly into the tape library magazine.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The tapes will appear in the Unrecognized media pool.
  5. Right-click the tapes and select Inventory tape.
  6. Veeam Backup & Replication will move the tapes to their parent media pools. You can start working with them.

Loading Tapes Written on This Backup Server Note:

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.

Note that if the tapes are expired, they will be overwritten by tape rotation scheme set for the tapes' parent media pool.

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