by TshepoM » Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:14 pm people like this post
I have a requirement according to my company to create a backup job that will with the follwing requirements.
1. daily full file backup (this means backup of only a specific directory on the server eg. /root/backup 2. All files in this directory gets deleted every night and get recreated with totaly new files meaning a encremental will mean everything being backed up. 3. Keep all the daily restore points for 5 years meaning they will require a restore of a specific date and specific file 4. The company does not do monthly files as we delete the files everyday. 5. We deployed veeam 9.5 and lots of dell disk storage. we dont have tape backup
What is the best and safest way to backup this kind of a job.
by Shestakov » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:53 am people like this post
If you want to achieve long term retention on disk repository, GFS retention is the way to go for you. As for absence of tape storage in context of the above-mentioned article, cloud repository is one of the best alternatives. Thanks!
by ChuckS42 » Thu May 18, 2017 4:00 pm people like this post
So, how about converting existing long-term retention backups from another product to VAW? I can easily restore the backups from the old product then back them up with VAW, but they will be one-off backups that will never expire on their own. Is there any way to "trick" VAW to treat them as long-term retention backups from the original server (which will have a VAW job using GFS copies), so they'll expire normally? Or am I stuck deleting them manually (for the next seven years...)?