Using VBR 9.5 (not yet update1):
Our requirements are that we only need one backup to tape per month for each VM backup job. We are just getting started with a new autoloader and it appears to be working well. But I cannot figure out how to schedule just a single full backup. I was thinking this could be monthly while disabling the weekly and yearly backup, etc.
What I am currently thinking of doing is creating powershell scripts to perform one backup to tape per day. Each job schedule is otherwise disabled. Our current volume means that this should be finished within two weeks. The script starts here:
Connect-VBRServer -Server veeam.ser.ver
The next lines are all similar to this:
Start-VBRJob -Job "name of job" -RunAsync
However, it might make more sense to put them all into one script without the RunAsync switch:
Start-VBRJob -Job "job1" -FullBackup
Start-VBRJob -Job "job2" -FullBackup
Start-VBRJob -Job "job3" -FullBackup
That should allow for a continuous backup stream and be done in under a week. I don't know whether or not this will work. Also, do I need the FullBackup switch? Each job is currently set to backup only the most recent chain. These are all backups of VM backup jobs made to a DataDomain.
Maybe I am overthinking this. But, we really only need the one monthly backup as a just-in-case, i.e. total loss of servers and storage due to fire or other catastrophe.