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Eric Notarnicola
Bru PE with an LTO Autoloader
on Mar 11, 2014 at 8:54:26 pm

Anyone out there using Bru PE with an autoloader for storage archiving? Was wondering what the best workflow would be. I am taking projects off of our RAID to individual 3TB drives for quick access, and to LTO-5/6 for deep storage offsite. We gave a Tandberg 8 bay autoloader and Bru PE on OSX.

Our goal is to set a job in motion that archive several drives to 8 tapes without supervision, then more tapes are loaded and archived, etc. Each drive needs 1 to 3 tapes. We'd also like to be able to recover this archive without the use of an autoloader (i.e. do the recovery on a stand alone LTO drive by feeding one tape at a time). Is there a way to do that with Bru PE?

Looking at the manual my first thought is to set up a library destination group for each drive (consisting of two tapes each), then set up a job that archives each drive to its destination group, and schedule them to happen 15 minutes in the future. Is that the best way to do it-or is there a simpler way?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

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