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Change destination of a running backup?

Created: 07 Jan 2013 | 2 comments
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Change the destination of a running backup....suspend the backup, change the destination to anothr library-drive-disk pool...whatever. The software would be smart enough to copy what has already been written to the new destination then remove it from the original.

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CraigV's picture

...why would you want to do this? If you had to do this, your original job is wrong, so change that.

You realise that your 5 hour backup for example, now becomes 10 hours or more just to do this...? Doesn't seem feasible for this, and I don't know of any other software that does this.

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I have a backup going to a tape drive in library-A. The backup has been running for 5 hours...the backup window is 7 hours. Something has happened to library-A and the vendor needs to bring the library down.

I would like to suspend the backup, move the tape to library-B, change the destination of the suspended backup to library-B, then release the backup again, or something similar to that.

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