marius1
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ESXi and tape

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I am planning implementing ESXi on a server equipped with a tape unit.

Can ESXi (or any VM managed by ESXi) manage the tape in order to perform a backup of MS and/or data?

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Marius

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Dave_Mishchenko
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ESXi wouldn't be able to use the tape drive, but a VM could. See page 2 - http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/1035. The downside though is that a problem with the tape driver would likely require a reboot of the ESXi host itself.

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Dave_Mishchenko
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ESXi wouldn't be able to use the tape drive, but a VM could. See page 2 - http://www.vmware.com/resources/techresources/1035. The downside though is that a problem with the tape driver would likely require a reboot of the ESXi host itself.

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