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Backup Copy Job help

Veeam Logoby blabarbera » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:25 pm

Hi all,
I've been doing some reading on backup copy jobs, which may be the reason I am so completely turned around and confused (there seems to be an infinite number of directions and opinions). I am trying to come up with long term archiving to tape. I have a daily backup job that runs and keeps 35 restore points and takes an active full backup every Saturday.

Here's what I want to do:
I want to keep 12 monthly backups on disk, and keep 84 (7 years) full monthly backups on tape. How many jobs do I need to accomplish this? What should I set my copy interval to so that I can be sure I'm getting the restore points I want? How do I specify that these should be FULL backups?
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Re: Backup Copy Job help

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:19 pm

Hi Brian,
You need 2 jobs (besides existing backup job):
Backup copy job with GFS retention "monthly =12"
Backup to tape job targeting to GFS Media pool with monthly backups and protection period = 84 months(7years)
All GFS restore points are full backups by default.
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Re: Backup Copy Job help

Veeam Logoby blabarbera » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:36 pm

Thanks. I'm assuming that the source for the Backup to Tape job will be the repository for my backup copy job, or is it a File to Tape job?
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Re: Backup Copy Job help

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:52 pm

Backup to Tape job will be the repository for my backup copy job

You can specify backup copy job as a source explicitly. Thanks.
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Re: Backup Copy Job help

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:45 pm

You don`t need file to tape job, either specify backup job as a source or backup copy one, as Vladimir suggested above.
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