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vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:19 pm

Hello,

Is it possible to have a job with VM job and files to tape?

I wish i'm clear ;)

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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:29 pm

You can create a file to tape job, using both backup files and general purpose files as its source. Thanks.
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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:28 am

Hello,

It's what i'm using now.

But is it possible to use Backup to tape (not files to tape), to have vm jobs directly and another solution to put some files on tape too?


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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:15 am

Nope, you cannot do that within one job. Thanks.
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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:27 am

Thanks a lot.
Can i chain this jobs?

VM 2 Disk, then to tape, then files to tape and eject?
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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:36 am 1 person likes this post

Correct, do the following:

- Specify "After this job" type of schedule for the backup to tape job
- Copy the commandline string provided at the last page of file to tape job settings
- Specify the string as a post-job command for the backup to tape job

However, what is the use case for this kind of setup?

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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:42 am

Thanks a lot.
I want to use the possibility to backup only latest full backup to tape (reverse incremental) and use the possibility to put files on the tape too.
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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:59 am

You can add a backup job folder as a source for existing file to tape job and specify .vbk as a file mask. This way, when the file to tape job reaches the backup job folder, it will copy only the latest full backup present there. Thanks.
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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:06 pm

I thought about it, but i'll make full backup every weeks, and with 10 restore points, i'll get 2 or more full backup in the repository.
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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:19 pm 1 person likes this post

Even though weekly full backup in case of reversed incremental chain seems to be a bit excessive, I got your idea. Two jobs appear to be the only option left for you. Thanks.
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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:21 pm 1 person likes this post

Thanks a lot, i'm trying this solution :wink:

Edit: you think just one full per month is ok?

Edit 2: Full backup take me less than an hour (i've got full flash storage, SAS connection, and direct backup with veeam)

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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:49 pm

Last question, and i'll be done:
The second job (files to tape) erase the first one (job to tape). What do i need to set on media pool to append the second job?

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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:56 pm

You think just one full per month is ok?

Yep, once a month or two is enough.

Edit 2: Full backup take me less than an hour (i've got full flash storage, SAS connection, and direct backup with veeam)

Performance statistic is impressive, indeed.

The second job (files to tape) erase the first one (job to tape). What do i need to set on media pool to append the second job?

Do you only have one tape present inside a given media pool (standalone drive, I guess)? What retention and mediaset settings does the said media pool have?

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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby smarechal » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:59 pm

I've got one drive with one Media pool.
In this media pool, i have 18 tapes without retention and media set is set to: create new media for every backup session.
I use one tape per day.

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Re: vm backup job and files to tape

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:06 pm 1 person likes this post

create new media for every backup session.

You need to change this setting to create mediaset once a day. This way, two jobs executed sequentially will use one media. Thanks.
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