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Backup to tape behavior

Veeam Logoby krogerss » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:22 pm

Hi all, currently all my Backup to disk jobs have a tape job linked to them and it starts upon the source job's completion. Yesterday, I changed the name of one of my source jobs as well as the folder name in the repository that this job writes to. This was primarily done so that the job name in the "Backups on disk" screen reflected the same name as the job because I had changed the job name before, but this screen always reflected the old name. Anyways, last night when the tape job ran, it copied the entire backup chain to tape rather than the latest incremental. Is this expected behavior when changing the job name and backup folder name even though these files had already been written to tape? Thanks.
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Re: Backup to tape behavior

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Aug 12, 2015 4:30 pm

Hi,

Yesterday, I changed the name of one of my source jobs as well as the folder name in the repository that this job writes to.
Please give us more details on what you exactly did - how did you rename job, folder, is your repo backed by rotated drives, did you pointed your renamed job to the old chain?

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Re: Backup to tape behavior

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Aug 12, 2015 5:13 pm

UPDATE:

Also please tell us what kind of a tape job do you use? Is it file to tape or backup to tape?
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Re: Backup to tape behavior

Veeam Logoby krogerss » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:27 pm

I believe I chose to "Remove from backups" (not disk) then I renamed the job, then renamed the folder. Rescanned the repository and then mapped the job to the renamed folder. Also, its a "Backups to Tape" job. Thanks.
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Re: Backup to tape behavior

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:44 pm

Hi,

The thing is, that changing folder name is enough to provoke such behaviour - your folder name changes --> paths to files change --> backup to tape job treats you backup files as new backup files, you don't even have to change your job name.

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Re: Backup to tape behavior

Veeam Logoby krogerss » Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:52 pm

Ok, that stinks though since the backup files have not changed. Guess I wont be doing that anymore; I don't have enough tapes to support this. Just another reason why I wish we would stop using tapes. Thanks.
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Re: Backup to tape behavior

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Aug 14, 2015 4:31 pm

krogerss,
I’ll see what we can do about this behavior, so thanks for sharing! By the way, if you want to keep changing the source jobs you can stick to file to tape jobs instead of backup to tape jobs.
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