2009-11-03 03:49 AM
Sorry I do not have a VTL so I do not know the answer but this link sound like it may be useful.
Hope it helps
2009-11-03 05:47 AM
The article talks about exporting to physical tapes using local tape libraries.....how we do the same thing if the library is on a remote site. I believe we can use FCIP gateways because I dont think VTL itself can do any tape creations over ethernet.
2009-11-03 06:03 AM
The native protocol for vtape (or even VTL to tape) replication is FC. I would recommend you work with your local NetApp SE (technical resource) if you wanted to do this over some other IP-based mechanism....I would also recommend you look carefully at the data volumes, available line bandwidth and replication window as well !