We run Veeam V9.
I tried to set our backup to tape jobs to run automatically after the full backup jobs are finished, by enabling the "After XXX" option.
The backup schedule is set to run incremental backups Monday through Wednesday, and Friday - and full backups would run for some large file servers from Thursday to Saturday. Normally the full backups are finished sometime during the night/early Saturday morning, so I figured that by enabling the 'After..' option I would not have to think about timing the tape jobs to start. It worked OK to start the tape jobs once the full backups were finished.
There is quite a lot of data to be written to tape, so the tape jobs starts as I said Saturday and continues to run until ca. Tuesday afternoon for these specific file servers. (Let's call them A, B and C.)
Here's what happened:
The tape jobs were running through Saturday, Sunday but when Monday came, and Veeam started the incremental jobs of the same servers (A, B, C), the second the incremental jobs were finished, Veeam tried to start a tape job of those servers - although the tape library is busy running the already ongoing tape job of the same file servers, and thus crashing the ongoing jobs.
How can you configure Veeam to know that the "After.." option for backup to tape should only run for FULL backups, and not after every incremental job?