Re: [Veritas-bu] De-multiplexing
To run a little further with what Rusty wrote, it appears that *any* tape you have used might contain data from the customers of interest. Backup images have probably been expiring for years.|
So if you are required to obliterate their data, not just expire it, you'll need to move everyone's current data elsewhere and then obliterate/destroy all of the tapes. As Rusty discussed, "elsewhere" may vary on what you want to do going forward. I suppose similar schemes could be devised for other media types.
On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 12:40 AM, John Collins <jhn.collins AT yahoo DOT com>
wrote, in part:
For the past 10 years we have been running 5 backup policies in a hosting environment. We host data for about 100 different clients. We have 5 main policies: Exchange, File Shares, Databases, VMWare, and Windows. We use multiplexing and multistreaming, so that we have a situation where we have accumulated thousands of backup tapes with the data of various customers multiplexed, or co-mingled together.
Some of our customers would like us to dispose of their data--and others want us to keep it.
Does anyone have any ideas about how to go about resolving this dilemma? Can we de-multiplex the data somehow? Any help or ideas is greatly appreciated. The verion of Netbackup has ranged from 4 to 6.5.
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