Copying Backups to Tapes

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    You can create archives of RHV VM backups and copy them to tapes for long-term storage. Veeam Backup for RHV allows you to manage tape archives the same way you manage backups in backup repositories. However, it usually takes more time to access archived data on tapes than to access backed-up data in repositories. For more information on tapes, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Tape Devices Support.

    To archive RHV VM backups to tape, do the following:

    1. Configure the tape infrastructure:
    1. Connect tape devices as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Tape Devices Deployment.
    2. Perform initial configuration of the tape infrastructure as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Getting Started with Tapes (steps 1–3).
    1. Create a backup to tape job as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Creating Backup to Tape Jobs.

    Note

    You cannot restore RHV VMs directly from tapes. To restore an RHV VM, you must first restore its backups to a repository as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Backup Restore from Tape to Repository.

    Backup to Tape Jobs