We’ve already announced four great new features coming in Veeam Backup & Replication v7. And, we’re not done yet! We’re proud to announce the fifth new feature in the Countdown to v7—Archive to Tape!

If you’ve been using Veeam for a while, you know our focus has been on helping customers realize the full potential that virtualization provides for a modern IT infrastructure. Thus far, we’ve not supported writing backup files to tape natively. However, we heard you in the Veeam Forums, on Twitter and at events, and Veeam Backup & Replication v7 delivers Archive to Tape, giving you options for archiving your backups—disk, cloud and tape.

The new tape support is a great way to make Veeam backups portable and take them offsite. Much like Veeam Backup & Replication Cloud Edition, which allows easy offsite backups to more than 15 different public storage providers, tape support answers the question “How do I get my backups offsite in a cost-effective manner?”

Tape is dead?

If you believe the media, it is. But, based on customer feedback, we know this isn’t true for everyone. Whether dealing with compliance rules, internal policies or if you simply need to archive backups using tape infrastructure you’ve already invested in, these challenges can be solved with our Archive to Tape.


Archive to Tape in Veeam Backup & Replication v7 supports virtual tape libraries (VTLs), tape libraries and standalone drives.

Working with VTLs, tape libraries and standalone drives is easy with v7. As long as the tape device can be seen in Windows Device Manager, it is automatically picked up by our software.

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