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no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby infused » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:20 pm

Just trying to figure out how this works.

I've got a GFS media pool with just 12 monthly (0 for everything else). I have it based off a backup job which just keeps two weeks on disk. Do I need to move this to a full month? I've tried backing up the backup copy job of this backup which has 3 months and it does the same thing. What would be the right setup in this case?
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:27 pm

Hi,
it`s not necessary to set month-long retention for the primary job - tape GFS job will copy latest full backup to tape.
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby infused » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:53 am

Shestakov wrote:Hi,
it`s not necessary to set month-long retention for the primary job - tape GFS job will copy latest full backup to tape.
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You mean the normal to disk job I have going? I shouldn't have a full backup job (sunday or whatever) configured?
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:55 am

I was answering this question:
... I have it based off a backup job which just keeps two weeks on disk. Do I need to move this to a full month?

You may have full backups scheduled, it will not affect tape GFS.
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby infused » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:10 am

Ok. I've changed all the settings, I'm still not getting any new files created. Even if I run a full backup on my disk based job.
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:50 pm

If there is no new files on disks, nothing is to be written on tape.
If there are new files, I would double-check "source" in the job wizard and then right-click on the tape job and manually run weekly GFS. In a case still nothing is written on tape, it`s better contact the support team.
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby infused » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:13 pm

Yeah, I don't get what's happening though. The jobs are linked. Full backups and incremental are running from the primary job, but the tape doesn't see any new files? Doesn't make sense.
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:33 pm

I would suggest to open a support case. Once you do, please provide the case number.
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby infused » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:38 pm

Sure, case is #02240803
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby infused » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:11 am

I solved my issue fyi. Found the tape job sits there until a backup is run. I can't see this anywhere in the documentation.
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Re: no new files to backup per job settings (tape)

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:21 am

Hi Hayden,
Thanks for updating the thread. Could you elaborate on the root of issue?
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