Apology I am a newbie here and my question may sound naive. We appreciate any help from your guys.
We used Tivoli in the past to backup Oracle for both long term data keeping and DR. We created 3 sets of tapes. 2 sets would be always in the tape library and one at remote site. Every 2 weeks we get back the offsite set and load it into library, and send one set of tapes to remote site for storage.
Could you please give some idea how to set up file-to-tape job (let say daily full backup of Oracle) in Veeam in similar fashion? Our idea is to create a media pool with 3 media sets. One media set online for backup for 2 weeks, another offline in the tape library and one media set in the vault (to keep in remote site). And we will rotate in that way for every 2 weeks.
Will that work? We value your input very much.
Best answer by StefanZi
Hi Hien and welcome to the community.
Do you take full image backups of your Oracle servers (virtual/physical)? In this case please do not use File 2 Tape but create machine to tape jobs to directly copy the image backups.
You can then arrange your available tapes in media pools and export one of the media sets you’re using.
You can configure how long you want to protect data on the tapes until it gets overwritten.
From the GUI you can use a media set only for one week before switching to the next one.
You can also look into GFS Media Pools and use Weeklies (append data to unfinished).
You can use PowerShell however to automate everything around exporting if you like or do that manually. Also you can monitor exported tapes in vaults.
Hope that makes sense. Tape handling can be a bit of a fuss.
However, you might want to have a look on the Scale-Out Backup Repository and Capacity Tier where you can copy your backups to an object storage repository with immutability and thus you can avoid the tape handling and you can already get an off-site copy of your daily backups.
(e.g. 42 days retention, with copy to object storage from day 1, immutability for 42 days, and move to object storage after day 14 will give you 14 days of local backups for fastest restores and the rest online and immutable on the object storage).