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Posted Sunday, January 13, 2013 5:24 PM
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We have maintenance plan setup for back ups.

But we also have tape backup for the backup files.

My question is from server NTFS system, how can I know if the files are backed up in tapes, any marks ?

Thanks,


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You need to explore the tape index/catalog/contents to see if the files were backed up. Better yet is to test restore from tape.



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Jason is, of course, spot on for this. You have to see it to believe it.

As a sidebar, though, this is precisely what the DOS level "archive" bit is for. Any decent tape backup worth it's salt will turn the bit off at the file level once the file has been backed up. It's easy to see from windows explorer. Just open the directory, right click on the headers, and include the "attributes" column". An "A" in that column means that the archive bit is still set.


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As a sidebar, though, this is precisely what the DOS level "archive" bit is for. Any decent tape backup worth it's salt will turn the bit off at the file level once the file has been backed up. It's easy to see from windows explorer. Just open the directory, right click on the headers, and include the "attributes" column". An "A" in that column means that the archive bit is still set.


Thanks, that is exactly what I want to know.
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Keep in mind that unless you test restore the files - you have no backup.



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