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Backup repository to tape - unable to see BackupCopy VMs

Post by Craigondrums » Oct 26, 2017 11:33 am

I have two backups servers in two geographical sites. I backup VMs to a repository at site 1 then run a "backup copy" job of VMs to a repository at site 2.

When I create a new tape job at site 2 to backup the repository containing the "backup copy" jobs, there are no VMs or data calculated in the job. Why is this?

What I am trying to achieve is -
1) backup data at site 1
2) copy site 1 data to site 2
3) run tape job at site 2 to backup site 1 data

Is the backupcopy job the wrong way?
Should I instead, replicate the VM from site 1 to site 2 then backup the repository where the replicas reside?

Thanks in advance. :)

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Re: Backup repository to tape - unable to see BackupCopy VMs

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 26, 2017 12:44 pm

Are both backup copy and backup to tape jobs are registered within single backup server? If not, it's expected that the described scenario does not work - backups not tied to existing jobs do not get archived by backup to tape job. Thanks,

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Re: Backup repository to tape - unable to see BackupCopy VMs

Post by Craigondrums » Oct 26, 2017 2:19 pm

That makes sense. No they aren't, the backup copy job is registered on the Veeam backup server in site 1 and the tape job is registered on backup server in site 2.

I think this explains it for me. <head scratch>
https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95

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Re: Backup repository to tape - unable to see BackupCopy VMs

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 26, 2017 4:07 pm 1 person likes this post

Basically there are two options:

1) Make sure everything is orchestrated from single console
2) Create a fake job on second backup server, map it to existing backups and archive the fake job to tapes.

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Re: Backup repository to tape - unable to see BackupCopy VMs

Post by Craigondrums » Oct 27, 2017 2:18 pm

Thanks for the help. Much appreciated.

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Re: Backup repository to tape - unable to see BackupCopy VMs

Post by v.Eremin » Oct 27, 2017 3:05 pm

You're welcome. Let me what approach you take and whether it works for you. Thanks.

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