we successfully deployed Veeam 8.0 performing backups of our Hyper-V VM on a local repository. We setup some jobs with different retentions based on the VM role, with incremental daily and full weekly. We are doing some tests with a TL 2000, we installed it and tried to configure a few backup-to-tape jobs, it basically works well but now we have to configure our strategy. Our goal is the following:
- run a weekly full backup on friday and export it offsite
- keep 3 monthly tapes
- keep 1 yearly tape
So, I am a little bit confused about media pools and media set, I can't understand how many of these I have to setup. Before working with Hyper-V we used BackupExec to backup a lot of physical servers and we used a GFS strategy, with 4 sets of 5 tapes for daily incremental (MON1, TUE1, WED1..., MON2, TUE2, WED2..., MON3, TUE3, WED3..., MON4, TUE4, WED4...) then 4 montly and 1 yearly tape.
We'd like to replicate this configuration on the new environment, excluding incremental daily because we already have them on repository, we only like to export offsite the full weekly (or monthly, or yearly...). The only thing I think to understand correctly is that I need to use synthetic fulls, am I wrong?
Can someone clarify this?