by FabioM » Wed May 25, 2016 1:46 pm people like this post
Hi, This might be weird but I have a customer that needs to backup some folders he has on the physical server where Veeam B&R is also installed. He needs that backup on Disk and Tape with at least 15 restore points (15 days). FileCopy and File to Tape is not an option because those features don't allow for several recovery points.
Copying those folders into a VM it's also not an option due to clients internal rules.
I was wondering if I might install Veeam Endpoint on the physical server that has does folders and Veeam B&R installed, configure Endpoint to backup those folders unsing a 15 restore points policy and assigning the Veeam Sever (itself) as a Target and in the Veeam B&R console configure Backup To Tape of those jobs.
This way I would have my 15 restore points for those folders and the ability to backup to tape.
I've installed in my lab a VM with W2012R2, Veeam B&R 9 and Veeam Endpoint and i'm doing Endpoint backups of folders. So far so good. No problems found yet. Didn't manage to do the Tape Backup since i don't have a tape but I'm going to install a StoreOnceVSA and try to assign it as VTL to see if it works.
I know Endpoint as no support but this is the only design I came out with to solve this problem without using 3rd party software.
Have anyone tested this scenario? Any known issues? Problems? Suggestions? Thanks
by FabioM » Wed May 25, 2016 4:26 pm people like this post
Thanks Dima and Vitaliy. As I said, Veeam Endpoint is installed on my lab Veeam Server backing up a specific folder on that same server (already have several backups for testing). I've been able to start configuration a Backup To Tape on Veeam Server Console of that Endpoint Job and I assume (if i had a tape ) that it would work just fine.