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Backup to tape latest restore point

Veeam Logoby flesz » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:19 pm

Hi All,

I was wondering why my backups to tape are not saving the latest restore point.
We are doing forever incremental backups to disk and keep 23 restore points.
I am scheduling monthly backup to tape and want to backup only latest full backup.
However if I schedule the job to run at the end of the month it is usually backing up the restore point which is 1 week old.

For example I ran a test backup to tape today for the group called DMZ which has latest restore point from today (01/12)

Here is the screen of the job

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Here is the log after backup to tape completed

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01/12/2016 11:23:27 :: Building source backup files list started at 01/12/2016 11:23
01/12/2016 11:23:28 :: Full backup from DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vib (26/11/2016 00:00:00) restore point will be placed to media set
01/12/2016 11:23:28 :: New DMZ2016-11-01T024853.vbk restore point will be placed to media set 
01/12/2016 11:23:29 :: Source backup files detected. VBK: 1, VBK map: 1, VIB: 0
01/12/2016 11:23:29 :: Creating full backup map for D:\Backups\DMZ\DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vib
01/12/2016 11:24:03 :: Queued for processing at 01/12/2016 11:24:03
01/12/2016 11:24:03 :: Required backup infrastructure resources have been assigned
01/12/2016 11:24:06 :: Drive 1 (Server: JUPITER, Library: DELL TL1000 LTO7, Drive ID: Tape1) locked successfully
01/12/2016 11:24:24 :: Current tape is November
01/12/2016 11:24:39 :: New tape backup session started, encryption: disabled
01/12/2016 11:24:49 :: Processing full backups started at 12/01/2016 11:23:26
01/12/2016 11:24:50 :: Processing DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vbk
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: 0 directories and 2 files backed up
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: Busy: Source 0% > Proxy 4% > Network 0% > Target 70%
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: Primary bottleneck: Target
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: Network traffic verification detected no corrupted blocks
01/12/2016 11:37:05 :: Processing finished at 01/12/2016 11:37:04


As visible from the log it saved the DMZ from 26/11 rather than 01/12.
My question is why is it not saving the latest restore point to tape and instead it is choosing the one from 26/11 (DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vbk) ?
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Re: Backup to tape latest restore point

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:15 pm

Hi Patrick,

I am scheduling monthly backup to tape and want to backup only latest full backup.

To clarify, are you using 'Backup only latest chain' option in tape job?
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Re: Backup to tape latest restore point

Veeam Logoby flesz » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:32 pm

Hi Dmitry,

I have Process latest full backup chain option selected, I think that's the one you are asking about?

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Re: Backup to tape latest restore point

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:47 pm

Can you check the synthesized full backup schedule as well? Go to backup to tape job properties > Full backup step and click the Schedule button, it should display scheduled dates
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Re: Backup to tape latest restore point

Veeam Logoby flesz » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:03 am

Hi Dimitry,

I think we might be on something here.
I have checked and it is configured to run on Saturdays only
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Checking my original post DMZ job the log shows it was using the backup from 2016/11/26 which was Saturday.

So i presume if I select all days in there , my monthly backup to tape should use the latest restore point?
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Re: Backup to tape latest restore point

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:08 pm

Hi Patrick,

This schedule defines the day when full backup should be from source backup chain. If there is a full – it will be placed to tape, if there is no full backup – synthesized full backup will be created and saved to tape. In this schedule pick the date when you want full backup from the source chain on disk, schedule tape job and check process latest full backup chain only option. In your case tape job schedule and full backup schedule should be one date.
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