Recovering from tape library
Data recovery from archives located on tape devices is performed in the same way as with other storage devices.
When recovering, you start creating a recovery task, select the tape device vault, and select the archive and the backup to recover data from. At task creation, the program uses the storage node database instead of accessing tapes. However, selection of data to recover (e.g. some files or specific volumes) requires reading of one or more tapes, so it might be durational.
The program finds the tapes and inserts them automatically in the right order. The Task Need Interaction window comes up if a required tape is not found.
Keep in mind that a data recovery operation may require access to a number of tapes. For example, data recovery from an incremental backup commonly might require loading, mounting, rewinding and reading of the following tapes containing the data backups:
While a recovery task is running, the following tape-specific information is accessible from the management console: