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SQL Backup to Tape

carmenmediacarmenmedia Posts: 2
edited September 20, 2006 1:41PM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Is it possible to make backups directly to a tape drive that has been setup as a Backup Device on MSSQL 2000 or MSSQL 2005?

If so how?



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    Hello Gali,

    Sorry, but the current implementation of SQL Backup only supports disk devices, not sequential devices such as backup to tape. It also implements its' own virtual device, so it wouldn't be possible to instruct SQL Backup to backup to a pre-existing backup device to work around the limitation.

    Hope this helps!
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