since we moved to Veeam a couple of years back, we have seen some great performance and also gained granularity for our Exchange, SQL,etc.. restores, but sadly we lost on the tape front. Maybe it is the way we have always done it or it simply isn't Veeam's cup of tea, but I do need this to work properly. Here is my issue ;
Our schedule is quite simple, Full active every Friday night, incremental Monday to Thursday(so no backups Saturday/Sunday). Every last Saturday of each month(except April,August and December), I move one of the jobs(22 VM's, very important data) to tape for a 4 month retention). Also, every end of Semester, that Monthly job becomes a Semester job which runs on the last Saturday of the month of with a retention of ''forever'' for those mentioned months. The Tape Job configuration is to take the latest Full backup job in the repository
Sadly, since the size of the VM's and the data + the fact the information has to be rehydrated from the Dedupe Appliance to the Tape Library, the job cannot complete before the Monday night and once the incremental starts, the Tape job stops saying backup files are unavailable and all sorts of bad things happen.
I opened a case a couple of weeks back Case # 02123121 which indicated the initial Full active job hadn't completed(at that time it was on Saturday night) before the Tape job started which explained the ''unavailable backup files. We addressed that by moving the Full Active to the Friday night and making sure the job was completed before the Tape job started. But now, I still have the issue of the Tape job stopping as soon as the incremental from the Monday night starts.
What are my options? I absolutely need the Long term retention for those critical VM's, and the only thing I just thought of is to create a new backup job that only does Full Active's once a month with no incremental of those same 22 VM's and create the Tape job for that backup job so it will have basically 29 days on average to finish the tape backup without any interruptions. Would that be my best option?
If anyone has any other ideas, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it as this needs to be resolved for good.