1-Q. Can we use HDIM to backup to tapes from the HDIM Repository with a full backup, so we can restore data from Tapes to the restore destination (Source Node)?
2-Q. Can we write to multiple tapes at the same time? i.e., with a 200TB backup, it would be impossible to just write to one tape at a time.
3-Q. If not, we can have 10 repositories (Storage Groups) on a single machine, so each storage group can write to one tape drive each?
1-Answer. Yes (we can restore from tape to source)
2-Answer. Yes, we can perform multiple ‘repository to tape’ backups simultaneously. (Obviously to multiple tape drives)
3-Answer. You can do this instead as well. If you are able to utilize different disk sets this will help with performance and would be the preferred solution.