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Full Name: Hayden Kirk

always full backup for tapes

Post by infused »

Is it possible to force Veeam to always do a full backup for tape backups linked to backup jobs? I assume if I link to VM this will be the case, but here I want to copy the whole backup chain (2 fulls + incremental, or just the latest full). For some reason, I'm only getting incremental data copied.
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Re: always full backup for tapes

Post by HannesK »

if you need a daily full to tape, there are several options

1) use forward incremental forever backup chain without synthetic / active full. then use a simple media pool and synthesize full every day
2) use forward incremental with daily synthetic full (for disk space consumption reasons, only do that on REFS / XFS)
3) use reverse incremental

Synthesizing full every day does only work in forever incremental mode.

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