How to copy backup to tape

Last post 01-15-2018, 10:45 AM by Ken_H. 2 replies.
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  • How to copy backup to tape
    Posted: 12-28-2017, 3:47 PM

    We retired our Solaris database server and our Corporate retention policy is to keep the final backup for 3 years.  Since the final backup was done mid-week, it's just sitting on disk and is not duplicated to tape as the storage policy is configured to do a selective copy on the Friday backup.

    Is there a way to force CommVault to replicate a backup to tape for offsite storage?


  • Re: How to copy backup to tape
    Posted: 01-11-2018, 2:21 PM

    Right click the storage policy copy for the tape device, and VIEW JOBS

    In advanced choose "SHOW JOBS THAT WILL NOT BE COPIED"

    Find the job in question, and choose "Pick for Copy"

    Run Aux Copy

  • Re: How to copy backup to tape
    Posted: 01-15-2018, 10:45 AM

    Thanks.  Your solution is correct.  Buried in the documentation is the same steps you provided.  I'll mark your answer as the solution.

    For possible future reference, here is a link to the documentation:


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