Disadvantages of Reverse Incrmental

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Disadvantages of Reverse Incrmental

Veeam Logoby tfloor » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:18 am

Hi,

If your backup window is big enough, and the situation is:

Daily backup to disk then export to tape.
Montly extra backup to seperate export tape

Are there disadvantages of choosing reverse above forward incrementals?
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Re: Disadvantages of Reverse Incrmental

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:49 am

The only disadvantage I can come up with is that with reversed method each time a new full backup will be copied to a tape media. If you’re ok with or if it’s exactly what you’re trying to achieve, I don’t see anything that might prevent you from using reversed incremental mode. Thanks.
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Re: Disadvantages of Reverse Incrmental

Veeam Logoby tfloor » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:24 pm

v.Eremin wrote:The only disadvantage I can come up with is that with reversed method each time a new full backup will be copied to a tape media. If you’re ok with or if it’s exactly what you’re trying to achieve, I don’t see anything that might prevent you from using reversed incremental mode. Thanks.


Thanks.
I will create some testjobs with reversed incrementals.
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Re: Disadvantages of Reverse Incrmental

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:30 pm

As mentioned, please be aware that each time the whole .vbk will be transferred to tape media. Also, no .vrb files will be processed by a tape job (as per User Guide, p.439). Thanks.
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Re: Disadvantages of Reverse Incrmental

Veeam Logoby tfloor » Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:46 pm

v.Eremin wrote:As mentioned, please be aware that each time the whole .vbk will be transferred to tape media. Also, no .vrb files will be processed by a tape job (as per User Guide, p.439). Thanks.


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