We are looking for some guidance in setting up backup to Disk to Tape. We are using Symantec Backup Exec 10d. We also have an iSCSI SAN (Stonefly).
What I am not clear on is if I should be using Backup Exec to do backup to folder, then backup the folder to tape OR creating snapshots of the data (using either VSS or Stonefly's snapshot utility) and then backing up the snapshots to tape.
And if backup to folder to tape is used, then what is the restore procedure? Restore tape to folder and then restore folder files?
I was lookin gon Symantecs website for an overall procedure or best practices, but could not find anything too helpful. Be nice to know what others are doing for B2D2T.