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Tape restore is still broken

Post by check4backup » Feb 22, 2019 9:54 am

Hi,

look at: post269774.html#p269774

The document "What's New in Update 4" says:
Restore from incremental file backup set can now only process files that were present in the folder at the time
the particular backup set was created, instead of restoring all deleted files that were ever present in the folder.


But it doesn't work. Veeam asks still for all previous tapes. You can not restore a single Folder, wether incremental or full.

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by HannesK » Feb 22, 2019 10:23 am

Hello,
is it possible that you tried it with a backup that was made before U4?

Because the described improvement only works with backups made with U4.

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by check4backup » Feb 22, 2019 11:28 am

Yes, i tried it with an old backup. I will try it with an new (after U4) backup.

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by HannesK » Feb 22, 2019 11:55 am

thanks for the feedback - if it does not work for whatever reason, I would like to ask you to open a ticket. But I'm confident that it will work :-)

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by check4backup » Mar 20, 2019 7:50 am

Now i tried to restore an complete folder from tape. The backup was taken with Veeam Update 4. Veeam still asks for all previous tapes.

What prerequisites are valid? The folder exists before update 4, but the backup (full) was taken after installing update 4. The tape was still used before update 4. But Veeam asks for all tapes used 3 years ago.

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by HannesK » Mar 28, 2019 7:08 am

Hello,
sorry for the last answer. I checked again internally and the only requirement is that we need a new full backup with U4. If that does not work, could you open a case and refer to me? And post the case number here for reference.

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by Dima P. » Mar 28, 2019 10:55 am

check4backup,

Can you please make sure that full backup of the entire folder was written to tape after U4 was installed? Once full backup is written to tape, Veeam B&R will start to keep the folder history and wont ask for excess tape media while restore from incremental restore point is performed. Cheers!

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by check4backup » Mar 29, 2019 3:05 pm

Case: 03475540 - I have linked the case to this thread.

All my backups to tape are full backups (files to tape). Ich don't make incremental backups to tape. I've created a new job, erase an existing tape, delete the tape from library and add this tape as a new tape. Then i take an new full backup with the new job and try to restore an single folder. Veeam asks still for previous tapes. Bevor this action veeam asks for 25 tapes, after this action veaam asks "only" for 5 tapes.

Of course i've tested with U4.

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Re: Tape restore is still broken

Post by Dima P. » Mar 29, 2019 6:23 pm

Thanks for updating this thread. We will review your case details with the team.

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