pkelly_sts wrote:I wonder if it's worth configuring a *single* tape job with both source backup jobs (critical and non-critical) in it to run at 20:30? Should all hit the same media set then I'd imagine...
pkelly_sts wrote:Welcome to the rollercoaster that is BExec-to-Veeam migration!
I wonder if it's worth configuring a *single* tape job with both source backup jobs (critical and non-critical) in it to run at 20:30? Should all hit the same media set then I'd imagine...
pkelly_sts wrote:I detect a little OCD? ;-D
I can see your needs for the separate backup & replication jobs as your two sets of servers have different backup/replication frequency requirements but, seeing as there's only one "final" full backup of each set at the end of the day that you want to write to tape, I wouldn't personally get too hung up on it, I might even go so far as to say that it's neater!
(Side Note: Your backup storage must be EXTREMELY busy if it's creating a reverse incremental every 2hrs AND every 4hrs during the day!)
pkelly_sts wrote:Wow, that's quick! I always thought reverse incremental was the slowest/most disk-intensive operation (except for active full obviously).
I'm similar setup, 20Tb RAID-10 but with FC storage all the way but My backup copy jobs take 3+hrs to complete their transforms. Are you doing per-vm backups to Scale-Out repository?
I've never done reverse incrementals myself as I never wanted daily full to tape so up to now have primarily done Forward Incremental with weekly active.
I also found similar performance increase to tape over BExec (4hr full to tape instead of 12hr full in BE) but I can certainly see that with the sort of end-to-end throughput you're getting you might as well make use of (equivalent of) daily full anyway!
What advantage/difference does the Scale-out one make?
I created separate repositories for the Backups vs the Replications (Same server), just different RAID5 disk sets.
With critical servers being backed up every 2 hrs from 08:00 to 20:00 I am planning on 8 weeks worth of incrementals I can go back to from disk (280 points per VM). Our data usage change is obviously not that high, hence relatively small backup times, logs show avg of 4-10Gb change per backup.
I just get a nice warm feeling knowing I have a full backup I can go back to from either disk or tape, rather than having to worry about incrementals. Plus we have the tape capacity and the time, so why not do it!
We are using LTO6 tapes in LTO7 drive, they have sufficient space for now, plus LTO7 tapes are so expensive!!
Currently BE is still running daily at the moment, until I resolve these last few issues (Both are currently running every day)
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