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Full backup to Tape - One off

Veeam Logoby mdmd » Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:35 am

Hi all,

We want to archive all our File servers on a 4 year retention as a one off backup. (we create one every summer)

The backup job its creating this from is an incremental backup with 60 restore points.

Is there anyway of getting a Full backup these servers with no incremental on the tape disks. I cant see the option and its seems you cant run jobs directly from Production to Tape.

(i see in the full backup options i can select a month, so if i select first Tuesday and only select august (today), would that give me a full of live data as of the last backup, last night?)

Thanks

Mike
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Re: Full backup to Tape - One off

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:06 pm

Hi Mike,

To calrfiy, you are refering to backup to tape where source file is your file server backup? Thanks.
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Re: Full backup to Tape - One off

Veeam Logoby mdmd » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:43 pm

Hi Dima,

Sorry i should have said more.

We have 8 file servers(VMs) on VMWare that are backed up with incremental backups in veeam and and retained for 60 days. We would like these server to have a one off backup to tape (no incremental with them) Currently we do this with symantec but our license has expired and would like to retire the legacy BExec server.

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Re: Full backup to Tape - One off

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:28 pm

Mike,

You can create a simple backup to tape job with this backup jobs selected as a source. Select full backup only and run it once. As a result you get a pack of tapes with desired full backups and you can store them for 4 years (you can set retention on the media pool).

- Create a tape server and connect your tape device
- Create a simple media pool and add free some tapes
- Create a backup to tape job (or create a file to tape job and backup the .vbk files)
- Run it once
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