Tape library as a managed vault
To enable data protection operations using a tape library you have to create a managed vault on the tape library. You can create a vault from the Centralized vaults view of the console. See the Creating a managed centralized vault section for more information.
But the simplest way is to create a vault from the Storage Nodes view. In addition to that select the storage node, the tape library is attached to, and then click Create vault. The Create centralized vault page will be displayed with the pre-selected parameters. All you need to do is to specify the vault Name before you click OK.
Once the vault is created, it is accessible from the Centralized vaults view of the console. Then the tape library can be used for backing up.
Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 allows creating only one vault per tape device.
If all cartridges in a tape library have barcodes, and the RSM Free pool contains enough tapes for a chosen backup scheme, the library is ready to fully work automatically.
You can start working with the vault even though all the tape library slots are empty. If there are no available tapes in the tape library slots during the backup operation, the Tasks Need Interaction window asks you to load a tape.
If the tape barcode cannot be read, another Tasks Need Interaction window asks you to label a tape.