21592: Acronis Backup & Recovery 11: Operations with Tapes

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Last update: 08-04-2016

Getting started on using tape device

This article applies to:

  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Server SBS
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Advanced Workstation
  • Acronis Backup & Recovery 11 Virtual Edition


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Connecting tape device

  1. Connect the console to local Acronis Agent or to Acronis Management server and go to Tape management;
  2. Press Detect tape devices to start tape detection:

  3. You will see the tape devices that the product detected:

Full inventorying

If your tape device is not a standalone drive, perform inventorying to detect and organize tapes.

  1. Go to Tape management and click Inventory:

  2. Select Full inventorying method:

    If some of the tapes contain data that you do not need, check the option Move newly detected tapes from the "Unrecognized tapes" to the "Free tapes" pool.

As a result of inventorying, tapes are distributed to the following pools:

Tape was used by... Tape is read by... Tape is sent to pool...
Agent The same Agent where the tape was before
another Agent Imported tapes
Storage Node Imported tapes
Storage Node the same Storage Node where the tape was before
another Storage Node Imported tapes
Agent Imported tapes
third-party backup application Agent or Storage Node Unrecognized tapes

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