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Monthly to Tape

Veeam Logoby gggggggg » Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:54 am

I am sure this exists already, but I cant find it.

What is the best way to do a monthly to tape. I only want the full backup on tape, no incremental.

I cant find a way to take this from the repository. Am I best to just take a new backup from the source to disk, and copy that to tape? And if so, what impact will that have on current incremental job?

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Re: Monthly to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Sep 08, 2014 8:19 am

How many fulls backups are created within a month? How many of those you want to copy to tape mediums? Thanks.
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Re: Monthly to Tape

Veeam Logoby gggggggg » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:16 am

I get a synthetic full every week.

Happy to put one of those to tape a month.
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Re: Monthly to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:32 am

In order to copy the latest full backup once a month, you need to utilize one of the following workarounds. First includes deleting backups from backup console and running new full, second - usage of hardlinks. Thanks.
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Re: Monthly to Tape

Veeam Logoby gggggggg » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:35 am

thanks, will review tomorrow.

By the way, does this become easier (rather than a 'workaround') with v8?
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Re: Monthly to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:56 am

According to the plan, there should be easier ways (some of which might still include simple scripting) to copy the latest full to tapes. That's all I can say at the moment. Thanks.
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[MERGED] : Copy last backups to disk to tape - Case # 006457

Veeam Logoby dj_ricks » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:24 am

Hi all,
Just looking for some advice. I do rolling monthly backups to disk (Reversed incremental) in 4 different backup jobs. At the end of each month I want to send the most resent disk backup from each job to tape which should total about 2.8TB. I have my tape drive installed and all working well with the 4 jobs added to a 'Tape Job > Backup to Tape' and the 4 jobs added to the job. However on my test run it backed up either 3 or 4 restore points from each job and the data on tape totalled 13.4TBs and took 2 days!. How do I get it if possible to do just one restore point (the latest) from each job to minimise the amount of data going to tape? If there is any other info you need to help resolve my question please ask.

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Re: Monthly to Tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:01 am

Hi Duncan, you can utilize one of the workarounds referenced above. Thanks.
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