Nighlty backup to disk can be achieved with a regular Backup Job. It can be easily adjusted to your needs, depending on your RPO, RTO and type of the storage that you use. Please take a look at this article to learn more. Synthetic backups are also supported both for regular jobs and tape jobs.1. Nightly backup to disk and tape. Idealy full backups, however some sort of synthetic backup would be fine as that should be quicker. (These will be onto the new dedicated backup server and LTO tape)
That's exactly what Backup Copy Job was designed for. It synchronizes the original backup chain with its copy once in a predefined period of time, allowing you to pull only changes that has happend since the last synchronization. Please check this helpcenter article for more info.2. Nightly off-site backup to a Windows Server 2012 R2 server at another office location. Idealy some sort of delta-copy to reduce bandwidth requirements.
Yes it is possible. You can even run backup job or replica job continiously thus causing a new cycle to start as soon as the previous one is completed, or you can schedule it to run once in X minutes/hours/days/weeks/months. Here is more info on job scheduling.3. Is it possible to run a backup of some kind to disk hourly? to ensure we have multiple points in time we can recover a VM or file from.
Considering that you want to have your backups at tape device and leverage synthetic backup feature, I'd suggest you to stick with an Enterprise Edition. Although Standard Edition support File to Tape job, it's more convenient to use Backup to Tape job to manage backups, especially if you want to leverage synthetic to tape.4.. Based on all my requirements, I'm not sure which Veeam edition/product best suits our requirement?
It's not that steep is it may seem Feel free to ask questions on this forum and don't forget to use "Search" and HelpcenterI am currently testing the Hyper-V replication features, to a test backup server here and off-site. It will be interesting to understand what benefits using Veeam's Replication would be vs the MS one?
Thanks in advance for help and advice given. There is quite a steep learning curve with this product along with understanding new terminology and features.
That depends on your environment, please use "Advanced Search" on the forum - there are many topics on the subject. You can also search on our website as there are plenty of videos that might be useful. Generally speaking, you should avoid running backups on the VM if it's under heavy load (Echange or MSSQL during office hours, for example). If you want to backup the VM that is hosting some transaction-heavy application then I'd recommend you to use Transaction Log backup as it won't cause taking a snapshot and thus is less heavy on your production storage.Are there any guidelines/best practice documents about hourly backups to disk?
You can use a forever-forward mode for that. We recommend as best practice to keep long chains offsite(at least another repository) using backup copy jobs.if I wanted to keep 4-6 weeks of daily synthetic backups on disk, how would I go about that?
There are several ways: backup calculator, backup management suite report, veeam ONE report, or you can estimate it manually.Is there any way to run some sort of wizard to give me some clue as to how much storage I would need for this? (Some way to check how much additional data is being generate/changed each day)
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