We work with Veeam for a few months now (126.96.36.1994), and this week is the second time I'm trying to get monthly full backups on tape.
Either I'm not able to understand how to do that with B&R, or B&R doesn't allow me to do what I consider as a common used procedure.
We have 11 backup jobs.
Some of them produce a full backup once a week without incrementals.
Others are reverse incrementals with active full's during different weekends during the month (not all at the same weekend, too heavy load).
One of the jobs is with incrementals (not reverse) and a full every weekend.
During the year backup 4 weeks ago I saw a few backups putting 2 full backup files on tape. One was so big that I reran the job with the older .vbk's renamed to something else.
At that time I thought that only with incremental jobs, or jobs with only full backups, more than one full would be put on tape, and with all the reverse incremental jobs just one .vbk would be put on tape.
Today, starting the January tape backup, I notice that also the tape backup processing reverse incremental backups put more than one .vbk on tape.
Not only does this mean that because all the jobs run much longer there is not enough time between the regular disk backups, but also I need about 70 or more tapes instead of 40.
So I stopped the whole process and I first want to know if there is a way to make B&R only put the last .vbk on tape.
It would be nice if that could be with one time job configuration. I can't figure out how to do that.
The only way I can think of now, is to configure jobs manually every month, during several days that a few tape backups can run, to do a file backup of a specific .vbk.
In my opinion that's not why we have computers...
I understand that many companies have different approaches of how they want backups configured.
I only think that though backup to storage is very common these days, a periodic tape backup of only the last full's is not a rare thing to do, so there must be a way to do that easily.
Thanks in advance for any good advice and regards,