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Copy from Exagrid to Tape

Veeam Logoby aschalk » Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:58 pm

Hey guys,

I want to make sure if my backup scheme, I want to set up, will work.

Currently I plan to copy backups to tape once per quarter.

The Repository is lying on an Exagrid 40000E.
We did not decide on any particular Tape Library at this point.

I want to create a primary Job that will do daily backups with 7 days retention time. No synthetic full.
After this a copy job with GFS should create 4 weekly backups, 3 monthly backups and 1 quarterly backup.

Is it possible to copy this quarterly backup to tape?

Cheers!
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Re: Copy from Exagrid to Tape

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:31 pm

Hi aschalk,

This design should work.
We did not decide on any particular Tape Library at this point.

Before purchase you can test you approach with Virtual Tape Library solution (emulation of a real tape library).
Is it possible to copy this quarterly backup to tape?

You can either create a tape GFS job (and configure quarterly media set) or use simple backup to tape job configured to pick only full backups.
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Re: Copy from Exagrid to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:50 am

I want to create a primary Job that will do daily backups with 7 days retention time. No synthetic full.

Create a backup job.
Disable both synthetic and active full backups.
Set 7 as number of restore points to keep.

After this a copy job with GFS should create 4 weekly backups, 3 monthly backups and 1 quarterly backup.

Create a GFS media pool.
Set 4 as weekly overwrite protection period.
Set 3 as monthly overwrite protection period.
Set 1 as quarterly overwrite protection period.
Set 0 as yearly overwrite protection period.

Create a backup to tape job.
Point it to the GFS media pool.
Set whatever schedule you want for it.
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Re: Copy from Exagrid to Tape

Veeam Logoby aschalk » Mon Apr 24, 2017 6:51 am

Thanks for the infos Dima and Vladimir.
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Re: Copy from Exagrid to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:09 pm

You're welcome. Should other help be needed, don't hesitate to let us know.
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Re: Copy from Exagrid to Tape

Veeam Logoby smoukalled » Mon Apr 24, 2017 2:34 pm 2 people like this post

Hello aschalk,
what you are asking for is supported and many of our ExaGrid / Veeam customers use that functionality.
Your assigned ExaGrid support engineer will be in touch with you today to guide you through this setup.

Regards,

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