conradblack wrote:I'm under the impression that backup copy jobs are only available as forever forward incremental... is this correct?
conradblack wrote:Additionally, would I be able to use a GFS retention policy for a backup copy job to tape with tapes being sent offsite?
conradblack wrote:Would the backup copy job be able to process without the previous days tape being available to Veeam?
Shestakov wrote:Could you clarify the use case behind the question please? Note that backup copy job and backup to tape jobs are different. Thanks.
Shestakov wrote:Glad that you found what was needed.
Backup to tape works with both backup and backup copy jobs as well as all backup methods, but it`s recommended to use forward or forever-forward incremental methods(relates to backup job).
Note that Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for Tape feature, works only for backup copy jobs and backup jobs that produce forever forward incremental backup chains.
Shestakov wrote:Yes, it`s feasible.
You need to schedule backup to tape job to run both Full and Incremental backups.
veeam does not support differential backups at all, correct?
Dima P. wrote:veeam does not support differential backups at all, correct?
Nope, it supports forever (forward) incremental or reverse incremental backup modes. Check Help Center for more details: Backup Methods
Shestakov wrote:Yes, but only Full backups, .vrb incremental files will not be copied to tape. It`s recommended to use forward incremental method for the source job.
Shestakov wrote:Backup-to-tape job can use either backup job or backup copy job as a source. If you schedule a source job to run daily increments, backup-to-tape will copy those increments to the tape.
Shestakov wrote:Yes, that`s correct.
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