What I'd like to do in the end is the following:
- Monthly full backup retained for 13 months
- Weekly full backup retained for 5 weeks
- Daily incremental backups retained for 2 weeks
Currently all these are being stored on disk. The end goal would be to use a copy job to move the Monthly and Yearly jobs off to tape (technical problems with the tape unit right now... stupid multi-LUN tape systems)
From what I've been able to read here in the forums, the GFS scheme is a seperate set of restore points for each full retention cycle (Weekly, Monthly, Yearly) or can the Weekly full be integrated with the Daily Incremental/Synthetic full cycle?
Would I need to define a seperate cycle for the 13 monthly backups, and would they have their own set of deduplication images (over the 13 copies)... I know 2 questions in one
Can I run a job yearly to do a copy of the last backup in December to tape to create an infinite restore point for a yearly backup (well 7 years at any rate)?
Thanks in advance for your patience... I've set this kind of retention cycle up many times before iusing other products, and I know Veeam can do it... just not sure how...