Concurrent Jobs

Everything about backing up to tape

Concurrent Jobs

Veeam Logoby Daithi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:25 am

Hi there,

We are currently testing some alternate backup solutions in our company. We've tested Veeam and it seems excellent but I do have one question.

Our normal method of backup was full/incremental Backup to Disk Mon-Fri and a full tape backup of Monday's disk. The problem is our tape backup can run over a number of days. Is it possible for Veeam to run two backups at the same time? The tape backup and the disk backup?
Daithi
Influencer
 
Posts: 20
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 am

Re: Concurrent Jobs

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:40 am

Can you shed a little more light on what you’re trying to achieve?

Generally speaking, it’s possible to use both jobs concurrently, assuming it’s forward incremental mode that is being used, since incremental passes don’t lock corresponding full backup.

Thanks.
v.Eremin
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 13296
Liked: 974 times
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Full Name: Vladimir Eremin

Re: Concurrent Jobs

Veeam Logoby Daithi » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:35 am

Actually having read the actual documentation ( which always helps :) ) I think it's fine

Scenario:
Mon-Friday: Incremental backup to our disk backup
Saturday: Full back to tape

However our backup to tape generally takes a long time (Sat-Tue) I need the Tape backup running but also the following Mon,Tue,Wed, etc disk backups running also?

It looks like the secondary backup should sufice?
Daithi
Influencer
 
Posts: 20
Liked: 1 time
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:19 am

Re: Concurrent Jobs

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:41 am

Yes, since it’s forward incremental mode that is being used, there won’t be any issues with copying full backup file to tape, while backup activity is taking place.

Thanks.
v.Eremin
Veeam Software
 
Posts: 13296
Liked: 974 times
Joined: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:28 pm
Full Name: Vladimir Eremin


Return to Tape



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 46 guests