Hi all... we are recent Veeam converts, from Commvault. After a recent migration from VMware to HyperV we realised that CV was no longer a fit for us. Long story.
Veeam doing a good job for us so far... we are a HyperV and Netapp shop. Backup windows are good, running all backups across the FC storage fabric using Snapvault to give us the Hardware Vss capability.
Since before new year have been trying to get the secondary copies to tape sorted. I have lost a lot of hair in the process. Our requirements pretty simple..... we keep 1 month on disk, month fulls (or syn fulls) to tape, protected for 12 months, 6 monthly's to tape permanent protection. Consider this scenario:
Job1: Incremental daily; syn full Friday; active full last Friday of each month.
All I want to is to send the output of the end of month job (on completion to disk) to tape. And just this job.
Seems to me there is no capability to achieve that. I have a case open (Case# 01248254) but no useful answer as yet.
I also have a predicament now where the end of month tape copy schedules have passed. I want to be able to select the jobs in question and copy them direct to a tape pool. Similarly seems no capability to achieve this. I hear there are more advanced tape features coming in v9 but have no idea whether it will help me here. I don't think I am asking much here? Pretty simple for most backup vendors. Thanks for any guidance.