Neither current builds of AppAssure nor Rapid Recovery integrate directly with tape backup solutions. However, writing Archives to Tape using Tar can be done indirectly. Please see the steps below and suggested best practices.
* 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 too 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.