Tape schedule daily incrementals, weekly full

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Tape schedule daily incrementals, weekly full

Veeam Logoby dmwynne » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:45 am

I setup a daily to disk job in forward incremental with synthetic fulls on Saturday. Because of requirements to send tapes offsite daily I need the following setup for tape jobs.

Full backups weekly, monthly, yearly - fulls done on Saturdays. I have a GFS media pool setup for a tape to run full on saturday.

Need incrementals all other days and tapes are in pools for each day so operators know that Mondays tapes in are slots 1 and 2. I have a daily media pool setup for each day ie Monday_Tape, Tuesday_Tape etc.

When setting up the daily tape jobs am I correct that the Full backups tab should be ignored because I am only doing incrementals? I have checked off the archive incrementals. I have the schedule to run after the daily to disk runs. Is this correct?
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Re: Tape schedule daily incrementals, weekly full

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:27 am

Hello and welcome to the community!
Tape job copies all new restore points, in your case those are increments during the week and Full backup on Saturday.
What is your ultimate goal for the tape backup set?
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Re: Tape schedule daily incrementals, weekly full

Veeam Logoby dmwynne » Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:35 pm

The ultimate goal is to have offsites to tape daily with retention of 4 weeks then the typical GFS setup for tape archives.
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Re: Tape schedule daily incrementals, weekly full

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:01 pm

Thanks
Note that in current configuration you will have a full backup written on tape each week.
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Re: Tape schedule daily incrementals, weekly full

Veeam Logoby dmwynne » Fri Feb 10, 2017 4:04 pm

So with the full to disk and tape every week am I correct that in the tape job settings, full backup, schedule, where you specify the virtual full backup schedule this is ignored because the full to disk and full to tape do have periodic full backups meaning this would only be used with forever full incremental jobs.
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Re: Tape schedule daily incrementals, weekly full

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:24 pm

Correct.
To leverage virtual full on tapes, the primary job configuration must not have scheduled synthetic or active full backups. If it does, the virtual full will be disabled even if configured in the tape job.
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