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Connecting tapes via bpdulicate

With NetBackup 4.5 is it possible to duplicate tapes when the storage units are not both connected to the same server -- master or media server ? i.e., so that intra site tape duplication can occur. I know this can be done with bpduplicate when two tapes in different storage units are connected to the same server.

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Although Veritas advises against this practice, it is possible to achieve this. The bpduplicate command can replicate tapes from storage units attached to a remote media manager. However, network bandwidth limitation could seriously slow down the process and limit the number of simultaneous duplication jobs. This is why Veritas does not recommend implementing this process.

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This was first published in March 2004

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