I have searched the forums but cannot find this question asked/answered.
- I am using Veeam standard, so only have 'file copy' to tape jobs.
I have an autoloader with a bunch of free slots and spare LTO 5 tapes (1.4TB)
I want a copy my backups to tape in case of cryptolocker type issues
I am running my main disk-based backups using reverse incremental to accommodate copying to tape
My disk-based backups are using reverse incremental, running Monday-Friday, with 20 days retention. I have an existing full copy-to-tape job, which copies the full VBK (around 2TB) to a pair of tapes over the weekend. The tapes are then collected and stored off site. This works fine.
I have a bunch of free slots in the autoloader and a bunch of free tapes and I thought it would be good to keep recent backups on tape to protect against crytolocker, in case my repository got encrypted.
I tried creating a new tape job, targeting the reverse incremental VBK. It was scheduled to copy a full backup on Monday and incremental backups for the rest of the week. What I found was, despite the incremental VRB files only being around 25GB, the changes to the VBK were so great that Veeam copied around 900-1.2TB to tape each night. This quickly filled my pool of spare tapes.
Is there a way to have, say, a weeks worth of backups on tape using the file copy method? And have that rotating, so after a week, it starts overwriting itself? These tapes are due to stay on site in the autoloader.
Thanks in advance.