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Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by EBoucq » Oct 02, 2015 10:02 am

Hi,

I have a backup copy job running continuously between site A and B.
On site B, I want to run a File to tape job to backup the backup copy job folder.
How can I do that knowing the files are modified non stop ?

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by PTide » Oct 02, 2015 10:22 am

Hi,
How can I do that knowing the files are modified non stop
Even if you run Backup Copy Job continiously its files are modified only if a new backup file appears on the source side. Is there an option to use Backup To Tape job with backup copy job as a source?

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by foggy » Oct 02, 2015 10:24 am

Eric, backup files are not constantly modified during backup copy job (and are locked while being modified). You can schedule the file to tape job so that it does not interfere with the backup copy, however, even if the backup copy comes in while file to tape is underway, the latter is just stopped.

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by EBoucq » Oct 02, 2015 10:30 am

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

The tape device is located on the target site so I can't do that.

I guess, as the backup copy job is configured to keep 4 monthly restore points (archive), I can set up my File to Tape job to only backup the .VBK generated in the folder ?

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by PTide » Oct 02, 2015 10:40 am

The tape device is located on the target site so I can't do that.
So, backups are on site A, backup copies are on site B, tape drive is on site A, is that correct?
I guess, as the backup copy job is configured to keep 4 monthly restore points (archive), I can set up my File to Tape job to only backup the .VBK generated in the folder ?
Correct.

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by foggy » Oct 02, 2015 10:44 am

By default, it will copy all the new restore points, inluding GFS ones. But you can set up a pre-job script to copy only the last full backup file.

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by EBoucq » Oct 02, 2015 10:59 am

Thanks !

I guess I wasn't clear: the tape device is on site B with the backup copy job files.

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by Dima P. » Oct 02, 2015 11:22 am

I can set up my File to Tape job to only backup the .VBK generated in the folder
Adding include mask for file to tape job might help you to process only the .vbk files at site B.

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by EBoucq » Oct 02, 2015 11:25 am

Thought about that Dmitry. Thank you !

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Re: Backup Copy jobs files --> To tape

Post by foggy » Oct 02, 2015 11:36 am

EBoucq wrote:I guess I wasn't clear: the tape device is on site B with the backup copy job files.
That does not prevent you from using backup to tape jobs.

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