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Best Practice in tape backups


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I am currently reviewing my tape backup process, and wanted to get some input from the community.

 

Currently I use a RAID system for day to day backups, and then perform a tape migration (Transfer only newest files) at the end of each week.

 

At the end of six month (June/Dec) I take all of the tapes and put them into the liybrary and build a consolidation set, by running the “transfer only newest files” setting again.

 

This has worked ok, over the past, but started to be a problem when I needed to restore a file, and found that the snapshot was invalid.

 

I wanted to see what other users of Retrospect are using to accomplish their archiving process, and what you all have found to work well

 

Thanks in advance

 

Halo

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