how to determine tape requirement

Last post 03-14-2019, 11:30 AM by Manoj Jadhav. 2 replies.
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  • how to determine tape requirement
    Posted: 03-11-2019, 1:26 PM

    Hi All,


    We have a backup policy of,

    Disk - All Backups - 15 days and 2 cycle - 

            Tape - Weekly Full - 42 days

              Montly Full  - One Year

     Annual Backup - 7 Years

    and handling aroung 160 TB of Data.


    Now my requirement is, how do I calculate Tape requirement for the next 1 year.




  • Re: how to determine tape requirement
    Posted: 03-13-2019, 1:14 AM

    Hi Adhav

    From the review of your retention period, it won't be enough to figure out how many Tapes will be used.

    Can you please confirm:

    • Which Copy uses Tape ?
    • Is it using Combine Source Stream or Multiplexing?
    • Are you using Global Secondary Copy?
    • Is 160TB the expected amount of Backed up Data?
    • What LTO are the Tapes?
    • Do we have any bad Tapes or Tapes with mount errors?
    There are various criteria that you can use to work out an estimate (using raw capacity is easy enough), but it can be very tricky once you look into the above 
    In short there is no easy way, and if you want to drill down even further to get a number which is close to accurate for your organization, then the above consideration needs to be taken into account. 
    Hope that helps 
    Thank you 
  • Re: how to determine tape requirement
    Posted: 03-14-2019, 11:30 AM


    You can try the below Media prediction report and see if that helps.!/135/664/2254



    Manoj jadhav

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