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Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby Kleber » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:12 am

Hello,

having trouble to backup my Full-Backup Job to Tape every day.

Mo-Fri = every Day Fullbackup to Disk

The current problem is that Veeam want to backup all existing fullbackups to Tape every day, but I want to backup every day to a tape with only the newest fullbackup.
I want to backup every day to a tape.

Example:
Mo = Tape1 with only the Fullbackup from Monday
Tue = Tape2 with only the Fullbackup from Tuesday
and so on...

Please help me.
Thanks.
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Re: Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:41 am

What retention do a backup and backup to tape job have? Am I right in assuming that the backup job always creates a full backup, meaning that each day of week is selected for full backup creation? Also, what settings are specified on media pool? I'm mostly interested in media set and retention settings.
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Re: Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby Kleber » Fri Mar 20, 2015 7:30 am

Yes, each day of week is selected for full backup creation.

Media pool settings:

Media Set - Daily before Backup to Tape
Retention - 6 Days

Thanks for the help. :-)
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Re: Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Mar 20, 2015 9:46 am

And what about retention of source backup job?
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Re: Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby Kleber » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:36 am

The retention of the source backup is "14".
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Re: Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:13 am

Ok, so you have disk retention longer than tape one, thus, the issue. Due to shorter retention, a backup to tape job tries to copy those backups that have been already deleted from tapes, but are still present on disk. In order to avoid that you can increase retention on media pool.
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Re: Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby Kleber » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:38 am

ok, i will try this.
thanks
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Re: Every Day Full-Backup to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:14 am

Generally speaking, tapes are considered as a secondary backup destination used mostly for long-time retention. Thus, having longer retention on tapes is intended use case.

Kindly, let us know how it goes.
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