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Backup to tape skipping virtual full backup

Veeam Logoby wim17 » Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:32 am

I have a question about the scheduler from backup to tape jobs. My clients want 5 tape jobs a week. 1 full in the weekend and 4 incrementals from Monday to Thursday.

My backup to disk jobs all run forever incremental (with an active full once every 3 months). I made a backup to tape job and it starts on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday on 23:00. I told under full backup that I wanted a full on Saturday.

To weeks ago I started to run with this schedule and it made a full on Saturday (first job). Rest of the days were incrementals. Last weekend (second weekend) Veeam didn't make a full backup to tape, it just copied the vib to tape.

Am I doing something wrong here?
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Re: Backup to tape skipping virtual full backup

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:10 pm

Hello wim17,

Virtual Full Backup works only for forever forward incremental source jobs. In case source job has scheduled synthetic or active full backup this option will be ignored.
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