More frequent recovery points

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More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby cmiller@hipco.com » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:31 pm

I really like the software, but in the past I was a Mac user and used Time Machine backup. I would love to have the ability to set backup frequency, ie every 1 hour, every 4 hours, every 12 hours, once a day, once a week etc. Also what kind of backup is there, reverse incremental, incremental, or forever-forward incremental? Any plans to make reverse incremental?
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Wed Dec 17, 2014 8:07 pm

Hello Charles,
Thank you for the feedback!

There is no limitation on restore point’s creation except the option Create backup no more often than XX. You can set daily backup plus any event and have more than one backup a day. The default backup mode is forever incremental. No plans for additional backup modes
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby cfvonner » Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:04 am

I too would like to see reverse incrementals, but I can live without it.
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:05 am

cfvonner, can you please clarify a bit on why reversed incremental backup mode is more preferable to you?
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby cfvonner » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:13 pm

I use reverse incremental backups heavily on my Veeam B&R system, so it would be nice to be able to do the same with the Endpoint Backup system. Mainly, I like the idea that the most recent backup file is a complete, contemporary backup of a local system. On a desktop/laptop system, I am less concerned with recovering files from points-in-time past and more concerned with recovering a failed hard disk.
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby Dima P. » Mon Dec 29, 2014 4:49 pm

On a desktop/laptop system, I am less concerned with recovering files from points-in-time past and more concerned with recovering a failed hard disk.

Aside from the backup model – this could be done via existing functionality. You just need the entire backup chain of full + increments available while performing the volume level recovery.
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby NashBrydges » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:32 pm

If there are no plans on having reverse incremental then I would like to see the ability to select how often a full backup is made. Otherwise to restore a volume would mean that if one of those backup points was missing/corrupted, the backup would fail, am I correct? It could also significantly increase the time required for a full restore without a reverse incremental backup or at least the ability to schedule a full backup without manual intervention. Apologies if this functionality already exists and I've just been too lazy to find it ;)
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:37 pm

If a backup has a missing or corrupt incremental, a new full will be created automatically

Cheers
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby cfvonner » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:43 pm

So does Endpoint Backup verify the integrity of the entire chain prior to running each backup? I've got to imagine that will degrade performance as the chain gets bigger and bigger. Also, what if a backup gets corrupted before the next backup run, and you need to restore right then?
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Re: More frequent recovery points

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:37 pm

Yes, but this process takes literally just a few seconds even with long chains.
You will always be able to restore from last good backup.
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