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Carolus
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[Feature Request] Seal backup chain at every backup

Post by Carolus » Aug 12, 2019 11:25 am

Hello guys,

I'm happy to see the Object storage integration is finally out and Working like a charm.
...I was long waiting this kind of integration :wink: post228422.html

It would be really nice to have an option in every backup job, to seal the backup chain at pre-fixed days or when an active full is done.

Real world example:

I need to do an active full everyday, and offload every restore point just after the backup.
At the moment, also specifying 0days in Capacity tier settings, Veeam leaves the last full backup on Performance tier because it see it as the active chain.

So basically seal the chain just after the backup so it will be seen as inactive and offloaded just after the backup, when the SOBR job runs.


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Re: [Feature Request] Seal backup chain at every backup

Post by HannesK » Aug 12, 2019 12:52 pm 1 person likes this post

Hello,
could you describe what you like to achieve?

If you want to move everything old to capacity tier, you can just switch to reverse incremental. Then it will move everything older than the latest two increments to the cloud.

Please look at the animations of each backup mode https://www.veeam.com/kb1799 to undestand why we cannot "just seal" everything.
I need to do an active full everyday
synthetic full also works. actually I have heard from customers doing that with ReFS as it does not consume disk space.

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Re: [Feature Request] Seal backup chain at every backup

Post by Gostev » Aug 12, 2019 2:48 pm

Sounds like Carlo wants to emulate backup directly to object storage?

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Re: [Feature Request] Seal backup chain at every backup

Post by Carolus » Aug 12, 2019 5:27 pm

Exactly, Gostev.
What about this feature (immediate copy mode) it says it will be available in next releases?

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Re: [Feature Request] Seal backup chain at every backup

Post by veremin » Aug 12, 2019 6:34 pm

Exactly, Gostev
In that case, you're trying to use the feature for what it was simply not designed to be used.
What about this feature (immediate copy mode) it says it will be available in next releases?
It will be available in version 10, which is currently in private beta stage.

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Re: [Feature Request] Seal backup chain at every backup

Post by Gostev » Aug 12, 2019 10:36 pm

However, even v10 copy mode is not a direct backup to object storage either. Rather, backup to local storage, followed by immediate copy from local storage to object storage (with local backup remaining on local storage). While based on your 0 day schedule attempt, I assume you'd prefer backup directly to object storage, without having anything at all locally. Am I right? If yes, then this capability is further away.

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