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DR site backup to tape

  • 13 May 2023
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Hello,

May we know any feature or backup software could backup VM to tape refer below environment?

- siteA AHV VMs (ON-PREM Nutanix Disaster Recovery) replicate to siteB
- in not failover, siteB backup replicate VMs (siteA AHV VMs) to siteB tape

Best regards


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Hello Chinchilla,

Almost all backup software (which have capability of duplication to tape) will do this for you, to name a few, Veeam, Veritas netbackup , etc.

Nutanix itself depends on snapshot and replication which could be between your sites, or even to cloud (S3 object storage, etc) but not to the tape.

 

Regards,

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There are multiple backup vender supports AHV Backups

  • Veeam 
  • Veritas NetBackup
  • HYCU 

Veeam & Veritas NetBackup both supports Backup to Disk and backup tape option natively.

For HYCU major point is to backup VM snapshot from the replica (from DR). but hycu don’t support Tape backup directly need to go with the 3rd party Tape solution (Q-Star)

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Hello,

May we know any feature or backup software could backup VM to tape refer below environment?

- siteA AHV VMs (ON-PREM Nutanix Disaster Recovery) replicate to siteB
- in not failover, siteB backup replicate VMs (siteA AHV VMs) to siteB tape

Best regards

Hello @Chinchilla 

Regarding Veeam, to backup to Tape, you need first to backup to Disk, then copy that backup to Tape.