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Backup to tape

joe.adamsjoe.adams Posts: 18
edited February 25, 2009 11:47AM in SQL Backup Previous Versions
Are there any plans in an upcoming version to support backing up directly to tape?


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    Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the post. We're still planning the next version of SQL Backup, and so I can't as yet confirm whether or not this feature will be added.

    I'd be interested to know how you're currently backing up to tape -- eg, do you write single backups to tape as they're completed, or do you batch them up? If you have the time, please feel free to post a reply or send me a private message.

    Best regards,

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    We use Tivoli TSM/TDP to do backups directly to tape currently. However to say we're less than impressed with the product would be an understatement.
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    I would like to request backups directly to tapes in a future release as well. We have an IBM TSM server that we would like to directly back to. I second the fact that TSM's Sql TDP backup is terrible. We have since moved away from it using Redgate but would still like to stream the backups directly to tape.
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