Neither current builds of AppAssure nor Rapid Recovery integrate directly with tape backup solutions. However, writing Archives to Tape can be done indirectly. Please see the steps below and suggested best practices.
Writing to Tape:
Create a One-time or Continuous (scheduled) Archive. The Archive will be stored in the directory that you have selected, and will be called AABackup. This is the folder that you will write to tape.
Write the completed Archive to Tape using what ever 3rd party solution you choose per the 3rd parties instructions. For writing Archives to Tape using Tar see How to write Archives to Tape using Tar.
NOTE: * Do attempt to write an Archive to tape while the Archive is active. The data on tape will not be usable when restored. * If writing a Continuous Archive to tape, do not delete the archive folder from disk when writing to tape has completed. Otherwise the next scheduled Archive will be a full export, not an incremental. Schedule Archives build off of existing data. * If writing a Continuous Archive to tape, select an incremental backup in the 3rd party tape solution so it only backs up new data added to the Archive and not the full archive.
Restoring from Tape:
Restore the Archive from Tape using your 3rd party solution to any local, network, or cloud location you choose. For restoring Archives from Tape using Tar see How to write Archives to Tape using Tar.