[SATLUG] Virtual Tape Library

Sean I siffland at nerdshack.com
Fri Sep 19 16:40:35 CDT 2008


>
> Are you looking for VTL where an existing backup application is "presented"
> a simulated tape library (Tapes, Drives, Robotics, etc)?  If so, I am not
> familiar with any.  The closest thing that I can think of otherwise is
> Amanda (Commercial: Zmanda.com, OSS: Amanda.org) that uses disk storage to
> keep Tape segments, so it acts like tape using disk (kinda VTL-ly).
>
> Can you expound a little bit on what you are looking for, so that I can
> better understand VTL in your context?
>
> Thanks!
> jp
> --

Like HP Virtual Tapeserver.  It presents itself to the backup utility
like a tape drive but writes to disk:

http://docs.hp.com/en/529509-005/529509-005.pdf?jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

That way it can be bounced down to tape later by the backup utility
via tape copy easily if so desired.

Sean


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