symlink to Yearly backup file

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symlink to Yearly backup file

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:54 am

On my Backup copy repository (the one that holds ONLY backup copy - in another building, part of DR strategy), I run out of space and did not fancy doing all sorts of magical temp copy to replace drives with bigger ones.
So I simply added another shelf on separate hardware RAID controller card.

So I have 2 arrays (each being different drive letter for the OS - Server 2012 R2)

Surely I do not "need" yearly backup file for most of the year, so I have it moved to other drive letter with only symlink to it in Veeam backup folder.

Does Veeam even take any notice of symlinks in that way?

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Re: symlink to Yearly backup file

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:18 am

Hi,

What do you mean by "Yearly backup file", is it a GFS restore point?

Does Veeam even take any notice of symlinks in that way?
You mean if Veeam will follow the symlink and delete the backup file when its retention comes?

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Re: symlink to Yearly backup file

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:58 pm

Yes and yes
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Re: symlink to Yearly backup file

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:50 am

I see that symlink is not being seen as Y backup in:

backups on disk under "disk (copy)" / then right-click on the copy job / properties / restore points
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Re: symlink to Yearly backup file

Veeam Logoby PTide » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:59 pm

Right, Veeam won't treat the link as backup file and will just delete the link.

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Re: symlink to Yearly backup file

Veeam Logoby spgsit5upport » Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:53 pm

Well, that is NOT very nice!
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