I'm testing GFS tape offload in our test lab, and I have some questions..The setup:
1 backup job with some VM's, running Monday till Saturday (not on Sunday).Incremental backup, with an active full on Saturday.
Backup job starts on 6PM.
1 GFS Media pool With Weekly and Mothly tapes (no quarterly and yearly).
1 Tape job for GFS with weekly schedule on Sunday, and monthly the first Sunday of the month.Test Results
So I have a full backup running on Saturday, and after that job, on Sunday 0:00 GFS Tape Offload starts.
As the last backup in the chain is a full backup, I thought Veeam would take that full restore point and put in on Tape (as this Sunday was the first Sunday of the month, a Monthly tape).
But what I see now, is that the tape offload job started on Sunday at 0:00, but It gives this messages:
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7/02/2016 0:00:10 :: Building source backup files list started at 7/02/2016 0:00
7/02/2016 0:00:13 :: No GFS candidate for Monthly media set was found for today, waiting
Very strange, because there is a VBK file that was created on 6/02/2016 6PM....
Then after 24h, I got this message:
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8/02/2016 0:07:27 :: No restore point for 7/02/2016 is available for virtual full backup, using previous restore point for 5/02/2016
And then a virtual Full backup is created based on the latest incremental backup, the one of Friday evening...
So instead of using my active full bacup to create the GFS Tape, it creates a virtual full backup, based on the restore point created the day before the full backup...What I would like
What I would like is a GFS tape job, where I can specify at what time it should start (not on 0:00 automatically), and that puts the latest backup on tape. If the latest backup on disk is a full backup, just take the VBK and put it on tape. If the last backup is an incremental backup, then create a virtual full backup and put this one on tape (but based on the LATEST backup)...