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Advice on Backup Plan

Post by taufik » Nov 17, 2011 3:45 am

Hi,

Need advice on backup plan.

Backup to disk: Veeam 5
Disk: HP P2000 G3
Backup to tape: BE 2010
Total VMs: 15


Daily Backup: using forward incremental from Mon to Sat and full synthetic on Sat. The path will be C:Backup\Daily. Restore point is 7.-But according to Veeam supplier in our place, they advice to change to reverse incremental.--any suggestion?

Weekly Backup: using reverse incremental with 1 restore point to keep on disk; expect that only one .vbk file will exist in the path folder which is C:Backup\Weekly---This path will be using by BE source selection. Tape retention is 27 Days.

Monthly Backup: also using reverse incremental with 1 restore point to keep on disk; expect that only one .vbk file will exist in the path folder which is C:Backup\Monthly---This path will be using by BE source selection. Tape retention is +-180 Days.

The concern is can we restore the data by using weekly or monthly backup to the specific date? or how do we need to plan for that?

Any suggestion on my plan?

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Re: Advice on Backup Plan

Post by foggy » Nov 17, 2011 10:14 am

Regarding changing to reverse incremental, please see the Choosing Backup Mode table in our FAQ topic. Generally speaking, reverse incremental mode will allow you to save disk space as you have to store only one full backup.

Your weekly and monthly plans are fine but note that you can perform this without running separate weekly and monthly jobs to separate paths (which will put additional load on you environment). You can perform this by setting BE to take the last vbk from C:Backup\Daily (search this forum for solutions on how to perform this) on the appropriate day, copy it to tape and rotate tapes according to your retention strategy.

And regarding your last question, having only vbk file on tape you will be able to restore to this particular restore point only (to the day when this vbk was created). To be able to restore to every day of the week, you need to have full along with all the week days' increments also on tape.

Thanks.

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