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Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Nax » Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:36 pm

Hi friends.

I am currently backing up data to disk every night, then copying it to tape.

I want to have 14 restore points available to me AND I want to be able to pull a full archive every month and keep it on the shelf for historical purposes.

What is the best way to go about this? Can I start with a Full backup, then incrementals daily until the big tape at the end of the month - which I will assume is the active full backup?

Is there anything I am missing? Should I have synthetic fulls weekly in between? [These are currently Sunday]

Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Nov 16, 2014 7:33 pm 1 person likes this post

Hi, Akinola.
Your plan looks good.
I`d suggest to use GFS retention policy for monthly/quaterly/yearly historical backups.
It`s not necessary to do synthetic full backups, unless it`s your corporate backup policy requirement; but, you need active fulls periodically.
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Nax » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:10 pm

Thank you shestakov - always nice to be sure.
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:44 pm

You are welcome Akinola.
I agree, once you have a questions don`t hesitate to ask.
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Nax » Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:52 pm

Shestakov wrote:You are welcome Akinola.
I agree, once you have a questions don`t hesitate to ask.


I do have one last question though. We keep getting proxy error on automatically updating our license key. It's valid in the about veeam section. We do use a proxy server and we were wondering what addresses we may have to whitelist to stop this error from happening. If you could point me in the right direction that would be most helpful.

The error is:
"Failed to update license key on Veeam Backup & Replication server BKUP:
Unable to connect to the remote server." Screenshot: http://puu.sh/cUwop/382b4320f5.png
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:57 pm

The best way of solving errors is to contact Veeam technical support team.
As soon as you have support case #, please post it here for me to be updated.
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Nov 17, 2014 5:02 pm

Nax wrote:We do use a proxy server and we were wondering what addresses we may have to whitelist to stop this error from happening.

For automatic license update connection to https://autolk.veeam.com is required.
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Nax » Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:17 pm

Shestakov wrote:The best way of solving errors is to contact Veeam technical support team.
As soon as you have support case #, please post it here for me to be updated.
Thanks.


My case number is 00680769
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Re: Best Practices for Tape Backup

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:19 am

Thanks, Akinola.
I`ll keep the situation in a loop.
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