Gostev wrote:This scenario is not yet supported with v6 backup repositories. I believe, you can make it work if you make sure subfolders where each job puts backups into still exist on the newly inserted drives (but I have not tested this myself).
rileybloke wrote:I have 2 cartridges A & B which we alternate daily. In version 5 I had a simple backup job (reversed incremental) full backup every day. This backup job would run overnight and create a VBK file on the cartridge (removabel drive).
We swap the cartridges each day, to ensure we always had a full backup of the VM off-site.
The job was configured for only 1 restore point, as 1 removable drive could only hold 1 full backup.
A script is run to delete the VBK file from the removable drive before the job runs.
In version 6 we had to create a repository pointing the removable drive, the backup job works on its 1st time run directly after creation of the job, but any subsequent jobs failed with an error "Failed to save backup meta to 'E:\Backups\CMSVR1-BK\CMSVR1-BK.vbm' [VEEAM-PC] Failed to save file content. The system cannot find the path specified "
Speaking with support, they advised to delete the VBM file (new in V6) along with the VBK file, but it still failed.
Then support advised I need to create 2 repositories, and 2 jobs, and alternate the jobs with the drives.
I dont think this method is efficient, as the operator would need to make sure the correct cartridge is inserted for that day, in their absence the job would fail, especially if they were absent for a few days.
Is there any way we can run a backup every day as in version 5?
I have had to revert back to Version 5 in the meantime.
mbiesheuvel wrote:Well we do not backup to disk directly. We backup to a NAS and then with a Backup PC to an E-SATA disk. The point is we want to go back in time for a couple of weeks but do not want to use the retention of 28 days or use the Incremental which wants a full every week. We just want to have the option to create a full backup every week in a new folder which can be copied to disk which contains 1 week data.
I just do not understand why the option is removed. You said it is because of technical reasons? Which reasons if I may ask? I am really interested in the technical answer.
What if we use only one Backup Proxy with one destination? Just like in version 5.
My opinion is Veeam is thinking to much in Enterprise and if forgetting the smaller sized companies with max 5 ESX servers. With this option removed we need to rethink our backup method. I was so happy with Veeam but this really makes me think.
mbelcourt wrote:I have the same problem when I use a USB hard drive.
The temporary solution (hopefully temporary) I've found, is to delete the job was done the day before.
1) go to "Backup & Replication"
2) go to the subfolder "Backup"
3) Right click on the job
4) Select "Remove from backups"
The problem is I need to do this every day
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