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Backup Copy Questions

Veeam Logoby agrob » Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:09 am

Good Day

We backup our branch offices to a lokal target and replicate the data with a backup copy to our headquarter. this works fine.

1. I think about configuring a periodic full 2 times a year. the replication job will replicate the full amount of data right? because it is a new full vbk file?

2. What happens if i configure a periodic compaction of the backup file. does this affect the copy job or not? (because replication works at block level, it should not replicate the whole data after compacting)?

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Re: Backup Copy Questions

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:06 am

Hello Andre,
Don`t mix replication and backup copy mechanisms. Backup simply copies changes in backups, while replication job creates replica VM.
1. Do you mean backup copy job here?
2. Backup copy job should not be affected by source full backup compact.
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Re: Backup Copy Questions

Veeam Logoby agrob » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:11 am

Thanks for your reply!

yes that was unclear from my side. i mean "backup copy" for both questions, not replication.
so i guess it will copy the full data after an active full backup on the source side...?

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Re: Backup Copy Questions

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:24 am

Thanks for clarification.
Backup copy job copies only new data blocks, so even after active full backup, backup copy will create an increment in its chain. However there is Active Full Backup Copy option if you want to start a new backup copy chain.
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Re: Backup Copy Questions

Veeam Logoby agrob » Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:32 am

thank you Nikita! :-)
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Re: Backup Copy Questions

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:54 pm

You are welcome. Once you have a question, don`t hesitate asking!
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