The only way I know to read from an LTO tape drive is with big, heavy tools like Backup Exec.
I am looking for a light weight or free tool that can read files from an LTO tape drive attached to a Windows server. Preferably the tool would let me inventory the backup sessions on a tape and choose one or more files to read from the tape to disk.
This is the issue:
I want to duplicate an LTO tape to create a monthly backup tape and reuse the original tape to keep sequentially numbered tape for the library automation.
This is what I have:
A daily backup consists of a tape file written with 'tar' which documents the current version of the backup scripts and some more information (# hosts backed up, encryption key reference etc).
I'm contemplating an auto-loading tape drive as part of a backup strategy. This would be my first experience with tape backup. The cost-effectiveness of tape drives seems to depend on the assumption that they will provide many years of service. I'm having a difficult time assessing how many years of service to expect from a tape drive, however.
I have two solaris servers running Oracle Applications. One is SPARC 5.9 and other one is SPARC 5.10
I want to share the tape drive attached to 5.10 with other machine so that i can enhance my backup strategy for backing up Oracle DB.
I tried to share my tape drive by performing the below which I got it from one forum