Firstly I apologise - I am fully aware that I should read the manual! But my issue is I'm in at the deep end trying to get over ASAP from backup exec so am asking for confirmation of what I *think* I need to do. And I have been reading the manual
Currently we're in a mess. Daily partial data backup to portable disk, with a MONTHLY full backup to NAS. No retention of the dailies past 1 week so we would have to restore from the monthly and then use the most recent daily to bring us back up to date in a total loss - with a hope that nothing was lost in the gap from the monthly to the most recent daily... I've not been involved in setting up a backup regime before.
What I am hoping to do with VB&R is a full to disk once a week (Sunday), then incrementals each night Mon-Sat. What I would then like to be able to do is to write a FULL backup to tape on our new library each night to give a one tape restore to the latest full backup. The backup to tape job is happily copying the weekly full. What I can't figure out is how to create a virtual full backup for the incrementals. From what I've read the virtual full is only created as part of a forever incremental - and I need to use synthetic full - but the disk space requirements for that are huge? And we need space free to copy the content of an archive tape if need be. We'd like to retain a full week of restore points on the disk repository as one full, 6 incrementals for ease of use with the tapes for DR.
Have I missed something? Can I do what I require?