Backup Exec Tape Library - media rotation question
Posted on 2011-03-02
I have server with an IBM TS3100 (23-slot) library connected and an LTO5 tape drive.
The B2T is for off-site DR. It seems like it's a royal pain to figure out which tape to eject and get it out of the library to put in the safe. Many people suggest running a full week backup and taking a whole week out at a time.
My users are used to a single drive with one tape per day and either ejecting it manually or having the job eject - then they put the tape in the safe and get the tape for the scheduled backup.
My problem with this approach is that by the end of the week, my tapes in the safe are 5-7 days old. Not a good DR plan in my book.
Can someone point me to a good strategy for end users who don't want to have to do a lot of clicking or extra work to get tapes off-site every day?