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VMware add tape-unit to VM

Hi, I have the following question: is it possible to connect a tape-unit and a dedicated scsi card to a VM? My goal is to create backups to tape of my Windows VM's. I want to use Veeam to create backups of my VM's and write them to tape with Backup Exec. I want to install the Backup Exec and Veeam software on a VM which is located in my main location. I want to restore the VM's from the main location in a remote site at a different location.

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LeonesIT
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ryder0707Commented:
Not sure if can be done via VMDirectpath but normally you need to setup veeam on a dedicated server hardware
What you want to achive can easily be done if you have a dedicated BackupExec server connected to a tape drive/library
Basically veeam backup your VMs to NAS, and BackupExec backup the vbk files on NAS to tapes
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nhidalgoCommented:
This can easily be done, as i have it setup now. The only issue is you losse the ability to Vmotion the Backup server since it is tied to the local Scsi Card and tape drive of the host you set it up on.  Install your Vmware supported Scsci Card in your host and connect your tape drive. Go into configuration/Storage adapters and make sure you see your newly installed card and do a rescan on it. You should then see your tape drive/meida changer.

On your vm if you are running version 7 vmhardware, add a new Scsi Controller and make it Paravirtual. Then added a new Scsi device(tape drive should be selectable) and make sure you put it on the new Scsi Contrller.

I have not done it with vmdirectpath, but guess it would be about the same.
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LeonesITAuthor Commented:
Thanks, we are talking about VMware ESXi free. What is the best solution of backing up the virtual machines? I saw there is a tool/script called VCBGhetto. Anyone any suggestions about this?
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