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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:11 pm

When you detach one disk, you attach another one and the next backup will be created on another disk. If you enable rotated drives option on the repository, the job will not error out but create a backup on the currently attached disk.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:40 pm

1- if i want test rotate drive in my lab can i create 3 seprate single repository and select backup repository with rotate drive for all of them and in job wizard select one of them after 1st backup has been finished edit job and select second repository and run job ?

2- if yes when run job for second time on second repository will it get incremental backup or another get full backup ??

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:38 pm

You do not need three repositories and edit the job each time, you need just a single one. The job will create a new full backup each time after the disk is swapped.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:46 pm

2 question :

1 - imagine i have add repository with rotate drive and assign it to backup job for first backup it will be get full backup
now i disjoin repository and tomorrow another attach that repository now while job start will get backup full or incremental ?

2 - image i have add repository with rotate drive and assign it to backup job for first backup it will be get full backup
now i disjoin repository and tomorrow attach new repository to my job instead of previous repository now on this repository it will be get full or incremental backup ??

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:53 pm

I don't see the difference between 1 and 2, please clarify. Anyway, after switching the drive, the regular backup job will create a full backup on the next attached one. Backup copy job is able to maintain incremental chain, provided the repository is Windows.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:59 pm

in 1 we disjoin the backup repository after finish 1st job that get full backup and after 1day join that repository

but in 2 disjoin the backup repository after finish 1st job that get full and after 1day add and join NEW RPOSITORY to backup job instead of previous repository

in both mode after join again backup repository which backup type will be get full or incremental ?

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:03 pm

Ok, if you attach the same drive again prior to the very next job run, it will create incremental backup.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:25 pm

and if attach new drive another will be get full backup ??

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:32 pm

Correct.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:38 pm

is that necessary assign rotate drive repository role to an external drive or for example can assign this role to a vm for test ??

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:23 pm

You can test with any repository.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:28 pm

before that i think rotate drive can do such as raid 1 write backups in same time on 2 repository but you said it don't write data same time on 2 repository now is that correct rotate drive mode can not write data same time on 2 repository ?

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:06 pm

Correct, data is written to a single drive, but drives are switched after each job cycle.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:12 am

in previous posts you said not need edit backup job but if i want attach new repository and and swap previous repository had to edit job is that correct ??

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:23 am

now i wanted edit job and now use new repository when edit job is storage when chose new backup repository it show this error:

Move all backup files to the new backup repository first

now what do i have to do i select rotate drive for both of these repository

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