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backups on tapes still in catalog?

Veeam Logoby tym » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:38 pm

Hi,

we plan to use veeam8 for our backup. Plan is to do incrementals on disk each day, and one synthetic full monthly which will be put on tape.
My question would be: are those tape backups still in the catalog? means: can i search the backups that only exist on tape for guest files?

Thanks in advance

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Tim
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Re: backups on tapes still in catalog?

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:51 pm

Hello Tim,
Backup to tape does not keep the catalogue of the files inside the VMs – only list of the VMs in the backup job. In order to perform a file level recovery you need to pull the VM first to the temporary disk storage.
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Re: backups on tapes still in catalog?

Veeam Logoby alanbolte » Fri Mar 27, 2015 6:10 am 1 person likes this post

That's true Dmitry, but if you are indexing your backups and have an Enterprise or Enterprise Plus license, the guest file indexing retention can extend beyond what's on disk, regardless of Tape. So you could still search in Enterprise Manager, you just couldn't restore very quickly.
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Re: backups on tapes still in catalog?

Veeam Logoby tym » Fri Mar 27, 2015 7:50 am

oh, great, so I need an enterprise license. I was considering it anyway.
Can I configure this "extended" retention time? What happens with the catalog content when a tape backup gets deleted or destroyed?
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Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:52 am 1 person likes this post

What happens with the catalog content when a tape backup gets deleted or destroyed?

Index will be removed, once a tape is erased or overwritten.
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Re: backups on tapes still in catalog?

Veeam Logoby alanbolte » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:00 pm 1 person likes this post

tym wrote:Can I configure this "extended" retention time?

Configuring Retention Settings for Index and History
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