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Configure backup to tape with incremental forever

Veeam Logoby kfirf » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:37 pm

Hi,
I have one job which backups around 5TB, it's configured as reverse incremental with retention policy of 16 points.

I want to set up a backup to tape job.
Do I need to backup all the files ? the full ? or just the ones that are going to be deleted ? (on day 16 it replaces the first/oldest incremental file)
How do I configure the backup to tapes ? do I backup the job or the repository ?

My goal is to have an option to restore from tape from any date.

I'll appreciate any help.
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Re: Configure backup to tape with incremental forever

Veeam Logoby JaxIsland7575 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 3:01 pm

You can set the full and incremental schedule in the properties of the tape job. Even if your normal backup isn't a full, the tape job will create a synthetic full on the day it is scheduled to run a full backup to tape job. If everything you are writing to tape is already a backup job, I would do backup to tape and select the jobs you want.
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Re: Configure backup to tape with incremental forever

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:07 pm

Create a backup to tape job and set daily schedule for it. This way, each day a .vbk file will be copied to tape mediums, giving you exactly what you're after.

.vrb files (reversed increments) are automatically skipped from processing.

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Re: Configure backup to tape with incremental forever

Veeam Logoby kfirf » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:15 am

v.Eremin wrote:Create a backup to tape job and set daily schedule for it. This way, each day a .vbk file will be copied to tape mediums, giving you exactly what you're after.

.vrb files (reversed increments) are automatically skipped from processing.

Thanks.


I've created a new tape job which appears as a second target on the main backup job.
The main job runs daily.
Does this mean that as long as I have the backups on tapes I'll be able to restore from endless earlier dates, right ?


Thank you very much for your help guys.
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Re: Configure backup to tape with incremental forever

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:04 pm

If the backup of the said date is still on tape, then, yes, you will be able to restore. Thanks.
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