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Monthly backup job to tape scheduling

Veeam Logoby PostBE » Tue Dec 09, 2014 12:18 am

What is the best way to do this as I have a Weekly backup to tape job that runs every Friday but I also want to create a Monthly backup to tape job that will run on the last Friday of the month.
As these will conflict once a month what is the best way to do this as Backup Exec you could pick which job superseded the other.
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Re: Monthly backup job to tape scheduling

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:16 pm

Dale,
It is possible with the following options:

-Media pool > create media set for each backup session
-Job schedule > Run job daily at these days > Friday
-Specify the desired retention (at least one week)

Now once you want to archive a monthly set of tapes with backups – use protect option on the last media set, and such tapes won’t be overwritten by retention. When no longer needed, bring this tapes back to the library and unprotect them – it will be erased and used by the original media pool for further backups.
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Re: Monthly backup job to tape scheduling

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:17 pm

Be aware that tape protection can be also enabled via Enable-VBRTapeProtection commandlet, so that, mediums belonging to the month's latest mediaset can be automatically protected. Thanks.
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Re: Monthly backup job to tape scheduling

Veeam Logoby PostBE » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:13 am

Thanks all I will take a look at these suggestions.
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Re: Monthly backup job to tape scheduling

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Dec 10, 2014 9:34 am

You are welcome, Dale.
Also, this post can be useful.
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