Can I just swap the SAS cable between our BE server and VEEAM server and have each of them use their own partitions? I'm unsure if the partitioning is done on the library/autoloader side or if it's done on the server/software end.
Has the backup to tape option in VEEAM been very solid for most? Is there an update coming out soon that might address some tape issues that I should wait for before I make this transition?
I'm sure others have had to do this. Does anyone have any advice on how to go about this?
Also, is there an "overwrite" or "append" option? If I have a tape that I backup with today, in a week when the retention runs out, will a the next job overwrite I assume? So all tapes are appendable until they are overwriteable at which point they will overwrite instead of append?
Lastly, when I do a job to backup "Backups to Tape", and I specify by repository, is that only an option to backup everything in full? Or can you do an incremental somehow in this option?
cffit wrote:I get it now that with the "Backups to Tape" then if I for instance did forward incrementals and I had a full on Sunday, then incrementals on M,Tu,W,Th,F, my Friday night backup would inclue the the full from Sunday and all the incrementals since then on the backup? The way I've been doing it with Symantec is that Sunday's backup backs up the full backup, Monday's backup ONLY backs up Monday's incremental backup file, Tuesday's backup only backs up Tuesday's incremental backup file, etc, so that each day's backup only backs up the prior day's single backup file whether that be a full backup file or just an incremental file.
cffit wrote:In Backup Exec, you specified within a job whether you wanted that job to "overwrite" or "append". So the first job that ran for the night would "overwrite", then the additional jobs that ran after that would "append". You didn't want the jobs that ran after the initial job to "overwrite" because you would lose your initial backup job's files. I'm kind of confused how VEEAM is doing this.
I did have the autoloader partitioned in 3 partitions when I set it up with Backup Exec. When I connect it to VEEAM, I don't see any partitions. I don't even know where I would see them? Just curious how this should look in VEEAM.
If you have a media pool set to append and be protected for 13 days, and on day one you backup to a tape in this media pool, can you append to that tape for days 2-12 as long as there is room on it
If you append to it on day 12, does that re-set the 13 day protection or does the protection start from the day the tape is first written to?
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