1726: Working with Acronis True Image Echo and Tape Drives

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Detailed description of how Acronis True Image Echo works with tape autoloaders and separate tape drives

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Description

Acronis True Image Echo Build 8206 or higher works with tape drives as described in Working with Acronis True Image and Tape Drives.

Acronis True Image Echo supports separate tape drives as storage devices.

In Acronis True Image Echo Workstation and Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server autoloaders are accessible through Acronis Backup Server only.

In Acronis True Image Echo Server for Windows autoloaders are not accessible.

Acronis Backup Server supports autoloaders through Windows Removable Storage Management (RSM).

When booted from standalone version of Acronis True Image Echo, one can work with all tape drives supported by the current Linux kernel of the product (see Standalone Version of Acronis Software).

Operations supported by tape devices
Operations not supported by tape devices
  • Validation
  • Recovery
  • Converting to virtual disk
  • Backup
  • Consolidation
  • Mounting or exploring backups

Backing up to a tape device through Acronis Backup Server

Archives created on tape devices through Acronis Backup Server can be accessed by Acronis True Image Echo local or standalone version or by Acronis True Image Echo Agent for validation, data recovery and converting images to virtual disks.

Acronis Backup Server does not allow creating manageable backup locations on tape devices. This means that you cannot limit the number of backups or the period while the archives are stored on tape devices. This functionality is supported only in Acronis Backup Server on internal hard drives.

For additional information please refer to Chapter 3.8.2 Backing up to tape drives of Acronis True Image Echo Workstation User Guide or Acronis True Image Echo Enterprise Server User Guide.

More information

Acronis True Image Echo Build 8206 works with tape drives directly, without using RSM. It is recommended to update to Acronis True Image Echo Build 8206 or higher. See Downloading the Latest Build of Acronis Software.

For additional information on Removable Storage Management please see:

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