Veeam 8 Disk Backups to Tape drive, which is hosted on a BE2014 server?

THinking of fully using veeam for the item level backups along with the VMs, but wondering if the veeam integration for the tape backup is worthwhile and also compatible for backing up disk VMs to tape??

Our BE2014 server has the tape drive connected and is currently backing up our exchange mailboxes and other not so important data.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Personally, we stopped using tape backup, in 2004, and have never looked back, we use disk storage for all our backups and archive.

If you have a requirement to store tape archives, and remove tapes offsite, to a bunker, go ahead and use tape!

But I think Cloud Storage is faster and better, and can be offsite!

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Alessandro ScafariaInfrastructure Premier Field AdministratorCommented:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
However, if you want a single tape backup machine, then why not use Veeam (although it's new!), and Veeam's pedigree is not tape backup unlike BE!
CHI-LTDAuthor Commented:
seems like disk storage going to be an issue.  so going to continue with disk and tape
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