>1. Copying the sql backup files to tapes
>2. Also taking full db backup's to tapes.
>Does tape backup's need to do both above 1 & 2 or just copying the backup files is fine?
Clarify pls. #1.... you did backup to disk first? That is copied to tape - This is NORMAL
If 1 is Full backup to disk, you don't need 2
Kalman Toth, MCDBA, MCITP
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