To move a virtual tape â€offsiteâ€, unload the tape from Firestreamer first. You can unload one tape, several tapes, or all tapes at once. Once a virtual tape is unloaded, the underlying .fsrm file can be moved, copied and/or left where it is.
We recommend that you move the .fsrm file of a â€ready for offsiteâ€ tape to a safe location. Once moved, you can create copies of the file, back up the file to physical tape, and so on. Create and load a new tape to replace the moved one.
Do not (unless you know what you do):
- Make copies of a .fsrm file if it is still used for backups. You may end up with different tapes with the same barcode. Your backup software will only be aware of the most recently used tape with a given barcode.
- Change the name of a .fsrm file. By doing so, you change the tape barcode. Your backup software will be unaware of the tape with a new barcode.