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About really long retentions (7-10 years)

Post by ita-tomi » Apr 10, 2017 8:37 am

I get sometimes requests to have very long retention for some servers, up to 7-10 year. Usually these are accounting etc servers where legislation requires to keep data such long periods. Does anyone do this long retentions with Veeam? Hardware is one thing, I was actually thinking backup copy jobs to cloud connect on Azure. But how about software side, how likely it would be that Veeams current version in 2025 will open backup file made today? Do I need to store VM's etc with old Veeam versions somewhere?

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Re: About really long retentions (7-10 years)

Post by TrevorBell » Apr 10, 2017 9:25 am 1 person likes this post

Hi,

Veeam is always backward compatible soo far ,so I wouldn't worry about what you backup today not being able to restore in the future.

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Re: About really long retentions (7-10 years)

Post by foggy » Apr 10, 2017 10:39 am 1 person likes this post

Trevor is correct, any Veeam B&R version can open and restore backups created by any of the previous ones. In any case, you will also be able to request the particular Veeam B&R version installation package, if it is required for some reason.

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Re: About really long retentions (7-10 years)

Post by veremin » Apr 10, 2017 10:52 am 1 person likes this post

Additionally, you can have a copy of extract.exe utility at hand in remote location. Using the tool, you can initiate a restore from a full backup without installing backup console first.

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Re: About really long retentions (7-10 years)

Post by ita-tomi » Apr 10, 2017 6:26 pm

Ok thanks! I'll run some tests on Azure and see how it goes.

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