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  • How to backup to tape in a hyper-V world

    Are there any network attached tape devices available to allow us to get data from a server 2012 R2 VM on hyper-V backed-up onto tape?

    First problem is that server 2012 doesn't support backup to tape, but that can be solved with a 3rd party tape backup solution.

    Second problem is how to get the virtual machine, server 2012 R2, to somehow communicate with the tape drive, hyper-V does not support USB passthrough.

    How is everyone else getting their data written to tape in the hyper-v world?

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    Re: How to backup to tape in a hyper-V world

    Simple: You either use a backup application able to handle Hyper-V VMs, or you install backup agents on the VMs, just as one would with physical servers.

    And of course, in large environments the VMs are usually stored on a storage solution capable of taking snapshots and performing incremental/delta backups.
    Last edited by Ser Olmy; 3rd February 2014, 22:48.


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      Re: How to backup to tape in a hyper-V world

      Hi, we use veeam. It's definitely worth a look.
      Last edited by uk_network; 4th February 2014, 00:49.
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