After upgrading from V5 to V6, I cannot setup a simple backup job.
I have a Dell RD1000 drive which is presented to Windows as a removable drive, physically it is a removeable cartridge similar to a tape, but not tape.
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.