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Veeam Backup To Tape Scenario

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Hi sorry for my limitations in English I use google translate to make this question, I hope you understand what I mean.

I have 20 jobs that have 7 days of retention. I plan to extend my retention to 30 days, but the size of my repository is very limited so storing 30 restore points on a local disk is not possible. that's why I plan to use tape to extend my retention

This is the model i want:

- Restore points days -1 to -7 are stored locally

- Restore points for days -8 to -30 are stored in tape.

is there any way in which the tape is treated as an extension of the local repository?

Can anyone give me some advice, because I am very new to Veeam

Thank you very much.

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Re: Veeam Backup To Tape Scenario

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Hi Tommy and Welcome to our Community Forums,

You can use backup to tape jobs and configure the necessary retention in media pool settings to preserve data on tapes for the specified period.

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Can you explain to me why every time I restore from tape to repository, more than one file is restored even though I have selected a specific restore point.

i am still very new to veeam, thanks for the help

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Hi Tommy,

To perform a recovery from any incremental restore point you need the entire backup chain till the full backup. Whenever you select such incremental to be restored from tape media, Veeam B&R automatically adds the backup chain to restore scope to make such incremental restore point operational. Cheers!

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If the full backup or one of the incrementals has expired will it cause the VM at the desired restore point to be unable to be restored?

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Hi Tommy,

If you mean the expiration of retention period and some data whether full or incremental related to the specific restore point is no longer available, then this restore point is not available neither.

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Haii,

Can someone help me, my file to tape job asked me to insert a new tape into the media pool, even though there is still 1.2 TB of free space, the file I will backup has a size of 1.02TB.

Thank you very much.

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Re: Veeam Backup To Tape Scenario

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Hello Tommy,

Could you please clarify which option of media set creation have you chosen in media pool settings?

Thanks!

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