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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Replacing Tape Libraries

You may want to stop using a tape library, for example, because of breakdown or low efficiency, and replace it with a new tape device. To replace the device seamlessly and continue using the tapes within the same media pool, follow the instructions below.

To replace a tape library:

  1. Connect the new tape library to the tape server. For more information, see Connecting Tape Devices.
  2. Add the tape library to the media pool to which the old tape library was added. Open the media pool settings and go to the Tapes step of the wizard. For more information, see Modifying Media Pools. If the old tape library was added to several media pools, add the new tape library to the same media pools.
  3. Remove the old tape library from the media pools. If the old tape library was added to several media pools, remove the tape library from all of these media pools.
  4. Disconnect the old tape library from the tape server.
  5. Remove the old tape library from Veeam Backup & Replication. For more information, see Removing Tape Libraries.
  6. Make sure that you do not remove the offline tapes from Veeam Backup & Replication.
  7. Offload the tapes from the old tape library and load them to the new tape library.
  8. Rescan the tape library.

As the result, the tapes remains in the same media pools and the data is intact.

 

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