Tape management strategy in large backup set
Posted on 2010-09-02
I've got LTO-4 tape drive and using BE 2010 R2 running now, in my backup job I've selected a directory which contains 1.1 TB of files that is a backup file from a 3rd party application (already deduplicated), however after long writing time i found out that the LTO-4 tape 1.6 TB is not enough ? it asked for another tape ?
since the difference is not that big, then i insert the LTO-3 tape. would that be ok for the weekly full archive to tape ?
using 2 tape in one backup set ? LTO-4 and LTO-3 pair ?
any kind of help and suggestion would be greatly appreciated.