We are running a quite big backup environement for one of our customers and we always have problems with GFS to Tape jobs. During the latest case with veeam support, i was asked why we use CopyJobs as the source for our GFS-to-Tape jobs, even though it is written in the manual that you should not do that: https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95
I tried to explain that during a Tape-Backup, the source files are locked. So if we take normal Backupjobs as the source, we would not be able to execute normal Backups for the duration the Tapejob is running, which is approx 50hours. As we have to make sure, that our customer has restore-points all 2hours, this is not an option at all.
I was wondering how you guys would configure such a scenario!? In my opinion, this is a quite common scenario, if not the most common at all.
Here's the detailed configuration we use:
- Backup to Disk: Monday - Sunday / 06:00 - 20:00 / every 2 hours
- Backup Copy with GFS Retention: Monday - Friday / at 22:00
- GFS Backup to Tape: Monthly at first Saturday of each month at 00:00 / Weekly at 2,3,4,5 Saturday of each month at 00:00
All i want to achive is just, that at saturdays the most recent restore-point is written to tape without interrupting the normal backups.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.