Feature request - Rotated media

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Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby Ezaffa » Fri Dec 12, 2014 12:09 am 1 person likes this post

Hi, I'd like to have to have the possibility to rotate backup media, i.e external hd. On VBR is possible to modify a registry key (ForceCreateMissingVBK) that allows to have always valid backup on rotated media, right now I'm doing some testing on this with VBR 8 and it works well. Can this feature be expected on VEB too?
Anyway nice software, thank you.
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby Njumaen » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:48 am

+1
I just encountered the same
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:42 am

Hi guys,
Thanks for bringing this up – we are looking into this!
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby davidpfeiffer » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:14 pm

I would like to add to this.
Just installed and am playing around with Veeam Endpoint backup and would like to be able to rotate out an external USB every week.
Thanks,
David P.
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Tue Dec 16, 2014 10:28 am

David,
By the way right now you can use 'At storage attach' option of the schedule to trigger backup to the USB drive, once the target drive is attached.
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby A for Anonymous » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:24 am

+1, would like to add that I REALLY want this feature. Especially if it could support round trip rotation. i.e., I have 2 (or 3, or 4, etc.) HDDs, I label them A and B. Sunday of Week 1, I attach A. Backup runs to A for the entire week. Sunday of Week 2, I replace A with B, bring A to offsite. Backup runs to B for the entire week. Sunday of Week 3, I exchange B for A (B goes offsite, A comes back on site), Backup runs to B for the entire week. And so on. This provides excellent disaster recovery options for consumers. Ideally, this would resume flawlessly and allow multi-month retention (limited by disk size(s) of course) and the backup interface would tell me when I need a specific medium because the data I want is not on this weeks disk because it's too old.
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:48 am

Hey Guys,

Thanks for all the feedback. One (last?) question on this topic. Do you believe for a consumer we would need more than 2 USB devices to rotate? I personally don't know any consumer that has more than 2 USB devices for backup, but I don't know everybody of course ;-)

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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby cmbaker » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:12 pm

I have a client that uses rotated USB devices (RD1000) with six different hdds that are rotated out each week, and they have two of these set up.
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:10 am

Thanks Chris for the reply! Good to know that

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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby beofsich » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:31 pm

I always recommend to use 3 different USB media:
1 - attached to the machine
2 - on hold on site
3 - stored at another place (at a friend or elsewhere)

And then rotate 1->3 3->2 2->1
So the latest version is always stored external - and during the time I need to transfer the media from/to the external storage there is still a device attached.
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Re: Feature request - Rotated media

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:44 pm

Rotated drive support is available in RC build, please test it and let us know if it meets your requirements. Thanks!
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