Parallel processing for GFS media pools feature is planned as a part of further GFS media pool enhancements, so thanks for posting – it shows we are on the right track.
Current GFS Media Pool implementation allows to backup only full (or virtual full) backups to tape for long term archiving. In order to backup incremetals in conjunction with full backups to tape you may want to use the simple media pool approach. We keep collecting the GFS improvement requests in this thread
Now, regarding your backup plan
-2 Backup Jobs with respectively 2 VM Backups inserted with Daily inkremental Backups to Tape in an Mediapool
-On every Sunday start an new Mediaset
-On every Mediaset should be an Full and the inkrementals from the last Week ( with an virtual Full Backup )
This looks like a regular media pool. You set up a tape job to create a virtual full backup on Sunday/Monday and backup to tape to run ‘as a new backup file appear’ or at the end of the week. Export should be set prior scheduled virtual full backup creation, so your media set will always keep the first full backup followed by incrementals
2 monthly Backup to Tape Jobs with only the last vbk File from the VM Backups .
Perfect place for the GFS media pool, since you want to keep full backup on tape on long-term basis. GFS media pools has four separate independent media sets to better orchestrate the full backup schedule and overwrite protection periods. If you would like to use one particular media set, let’s say monthly, you can set the overwrite protection period to 0 in GFS media pool settings and disable the unnecessary media set.