So my question is would I be able to save daily incremental backups to disk and weekly fulls (active fulls that would be) to tape to save disk space?
If this is technically possible would it make any sense doing so?
Would I be able to restore anything if needed?
I am planning on creating a reverse incremental daily job from Mon - Thu and have Friday as Active Full. Restore point is set to 5. Backup Repo is a window share folder (LAN transport mode). This job will first run at night on a Friday.
If my concept is correct, each active full of Friday will contain the current week's incremental data. Therefore, on Saturday, I will have a File to Tape job which pulls yesterday's VBK file from the window share into tape. (File mask = *.vbk, or.. it's vrb? I forgot, but u get the point)
Why do you want to run active full backup so frequently?
The files to tape job executed on Saturday will copy two .vbks - active full backup and the latest point in reversed incremental chain that is always a full backup.
Is a weekly Friday full backup too frequent?
ahh, i think i follow you. If I set the backup job with 5 restore points, and if I first run the job on a Friday, Veeam will automatically create a full backup every Friday, so I don't need to intentionally configure active full backup?
I'm a little confused, so bear with me - We're currently doing incremental backups with synthetic full backups on Sunday.
sirhideo wrote:Sounds correct?
sirhideo wrote:With the same logic above, would it improve the data size on tape media if I change the backup job to Forward Incremental, and do a transformation on Friday?
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