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Daily Full Backup to Tape (v7)

Veeam Logoby schmitch » Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:23 pm

Hello, we have a customer running Veeam Backup & Replication v7.

He currently want to use a Tandberg QuickStation RDX for Tape Backups.
Currently he has a NAS where he does incremental Backups.

Is it possible to have Daily Full Backups to Tape? Like Mo, Tue, We, Thu, Fr, to a Tape which contains only a Full Backup and no Incremental files at all?
We've read about Synthetic Full Backup, but we are still unsure if everything works.

Also we are considering to upgrade to v8 if it is inside our budget.
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Re: Daily Full Backup to Tape (v7)

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:29 pm

Hello Christian and welcome to the forum!
schmitch wrote:Is it possible to have Daily Full Backups to Tape? Like Mo, Tue, We, Thu, Fr, to a Tape which contains only a Full Backup and no Incremental files at all?
We've read about Synthetic Full Backup, but we are still unsure if everything works.

Yes it is. You can use both Synthetic Full and Reversed Incremental jobs for that purpose.
Virtual Synthesized Full Backup for Tape can also be an option. Do you make backups to a disk repository as well? Which backup method do you use for them?

For instance, you can schedule Reversed Incremental backup job to run daily on week-days and backup to tape job to start just after that job (or even as a post-job activity of the backup job).

schmitch wrote:Also we are considering to upgrade to v8 if it is inside our budget.

If you are on an active maintenance, you can easily upgrade from version 7 to 8 free of charge. Thanks.
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Re: Daily Full Backup to Tape (v7)

Veeam Logoby schmitch » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:02 pm

Hello, currently we are using Forward Incremental Backup.
And that's why I'm asking. I still have no idea about Synthetic Full Backups to tape (currently we don't have a tape drive yet).
I know that Reverse Backups would work...

Also I hope that the daily backups will do full backups.

Also we found out, that we are only have a Standard License (Backup & Replication Essentials) (with a valid maintance over 719 days), so we first need to upgrade to Enterprise. We contacted your sales. (also somehow we are overlicensed, we have 2 x 2 Sockets, but our two Servers only have 1 Socket per Host).

Oh that'S cool that we could easily upgrade. So we can try out everything new.
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Re: Daily Full Backup to Tape (v7)

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Tue Dec 02, 2014 4:42 pm

schmitch wrote:And that's why I'm asking. I still have no idea about Synthetic Full Backups to tape (currently we don't have a tape drive yet).
I know that Reverse Backups would work...
Also I hope that the daily backups will do full backups

In Veeam B&R both options work. As I mentioned above you can either use Reversed Incremental jobs or Forward Incremental jobs with enabled daily Synthetic Full.
You can find more info in the related topics provided in the hyperlinks of the previous post.
Thank you.
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