Synthetic Full Backup Requires Tape

Last post 1 hour, 39 minutes ago by ignesi. 2 replies.
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  • Synthetic Full Backup Requires Tape
    Posted: 01-09-2019, 4:46 AM


    Any reason why a Synthetic Full backup to disk will request a tape to continue with the backup?




  • Re: Synthetic Full Backup Requires Tape
    Posted: 01-09-2019, 6:08 AM

    Hi Ignes 

    The only time I have seen an issue like this is when a required Index is on Tape, and during the Synthetic Full it requires that Index. 

    Can you please confirm whether that is the case here?

    Thank you 


  • Re: Synthetic Full Backup Requires Tape
    Posted: 1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    Hi Winston.

    I don't see anything in the job saying that that the tapes are required for the Index Restore although lots of tapes are required.


    Would this be skipped if a full backup was run to disk then attempt to run a Synthetic Full?

     Also what is happening during the "Preparation" phase during Synthetic backups. I have a couple of clients that sits on this phase for hours then starts to progress.



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