redhorse wrote:In future we want to put a daily incremental backup to tape and a full-backup on Saturday to tape. How can we achieve this with Veeam? What about retention?
redhorse wrote: In addition to that we want to keep the latest tape backup of a month for one year.
You can create forward incremental backup job to store backups on a disk repository and set it to run incrementals daily+Full on Saturday.
Then you can create backup to tape job with the backup job as a source to move backups to the tape
Shestakov wrote:You can create a media pool called “Monthly” with retention period equal to 12 months. and create another backup to tape job and point to the “Monthly” media pool and schedule it to run on monthly basis.
Is that what you were looking for?
The full backup is called "virtual synthetic full backup to tape" when using forever incremental. Is that right?
Do I just need tapes from Saturday (syntheticfFull), Sunday and Monday to restore a VM from Monday?
I want to keep 90 restore points on disk but only two weeks on tape, may I just configue a retention period of 14 days for tape?
Okay, in my case I want to put the full backup to tape (last Saturday in month), do I also need a seperate backup job for it?
d.popov wrote:Generally, you set a forever incremental backup job up, then set up a backup to tape and configure the virtual synthetic full backup to tape schedule. On the specified day backup to tape will create a full backup from the existing backup chain and relink all the upcoming increments to this new synthesized full
d.popov wrote:Yes you can, by utilizing the said virtual synthetic full backup to tape option. I need to say that setting the tape retention shorter than in the original backup to disk is not considered to be a best practice, since tape is mostly used for long term archiving.
Does it work to use forever incremental with 90 restore points?
I think the only way to achieve a fast restore of older restore points is to keep many restore points on disk.
v.Eremin wrote:Does it work to use forever incremental with 90 restore points?
Yes, it does.
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