After some trial and error, I was able to get most of my servers converted from Backup Exec to Veeam. Really happy with everything so far. But I have run into 4 servers that I am confused on how to setup the jobs.
I have 4 servers that are too big in order to fit into my local disk Repository (TB's of images for the buisness). I do not have the space in local disks, so I wanted to backup those drives on those 4 servers direct to a DataDomain 2500 that is my second tier for the rest of the servers. Problem is, I tried to do a direct backup job to the datadomain, which works, but does not allow me to do GFS style storage. I tried to setup a Backup Copy Job to go from DD2500 back to itself for Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly, but you cannot have the same source and destination repository. My normal chain is like this.
VM -> (backup) Local Repository -> (backup Copy) DD2500 and (tape) HP library. That works great and I can set GFS expiration dates to the DD2500 and Tapes.
But, If I don't go local first, I cannot go direct to the DD2500 and keep GFS settings (only backup copy jobs do GFS type settings).
How are people handling backing up archive type data and keeping 8 weekly's, 12 monthly's and 12 Quarterlies? I am new to Veeam, but I cannot wrap my head around these large archive LUNS and how to properly back them up.