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Max Sorokin
Regular Advisor

Tape library mirroring

Hi All,

Is it possible to backup simultaneously on 2 tape libraries which locate in 2 different locations?

BR,
Max
/Maxim
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Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor
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Re: Tape library mirroring

Hello Max,

yes, that's possible. If you're using Data Protector for backup, you can add additional tape drives as a mirror in the properties of a backup specification. Take a look in the device section.

If you're using another backup software, please told us which software.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Max Sorokin
Regular Advisor

Re: Tape library mirroring

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for answer about mirroring. But i suppose the traffic will be very big, due the backup window, and to eliminate it is it possible to start backup on the first library for example at 20:00, and backup on the remote library after the first backup ends?

BR,
Max
/Maxim
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape library mirroring

Hello Max,

if you Library is FC-attached the traffic will be transfered over the SAN. The data will be mirrored by the backup server, the data will not be transferred again from the backup clients.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Max Sorokin
Regular Advisor

Re: Tape library mirroring

Ok, but if the library not connected to the SAN? What shall we do in this case?


BR,
Max
/Maxim
Patrick Terlisten
Honored Contributor

Re: Tape library mirroring

Hello Max,

as long as both libraries attached to one cell manager, there is now problem.

Best regards,
Patrick
Best regards,
Patrick
Max Sorokin
Regular Advisor

Re: Tape library mirroring

Hi,

But can we implement folowing configuration:

We have 2 sites, eachsite has it's own backup server with library attached. Can we backup simpultaneously in first site and replicate this backup to the second site?

BR,
Max
/Maxim