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Incremental Backups on Disk to Tape Query

Post by mdmd » Aug 04, 2017 10:17 am


Forgive me if this is a bit of a stupid question but i hope you can help.

We have about 40TBs of data backed up fine to disk over about 7 jobs, all using incremental backups. The retention of these backups is 60 restore points.

For tape backups, i really just want to backup a rolling 2 weeks to tape for DR purposes. However, when i create a tape job, and select the backup jobs, it has 20 Tbs of Full backup and 20TBs of incrementals (the 60 restore points).

Is there anyway of creating a full syntentic backup (or full backup) to tape, and then only new incrementals without backing up the whole 60 restore points from the disk incrementals. When i create a job and run it, it trys to backup everything.

Hope that makes sense.



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Re: Incremental Backups on Disk to Tape Query

Post by Shestakov » Aug 04, 2017 12:10 pm

Hi Mike,
You can schedule synthetic full on the source backup job, so the chain is wrapped in one VBK file. After that you just write the file on tape.

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