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Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:49 pm

in veeam document say :

Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives can be helpful if you want to store backups on several external hard drives (for example, USB or eSATA) and plan to regularly swap these drives between different locations.

i could not understand means clearly

can you give an example????

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:31 pm

can anyone help me about this feature?????

i have read document but clearly could not understand

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:53 pm

Rotated drives scenario, in its simplest implementation, allows to backup to one drive during the entire week, then to another one during the entire next week, while taking the first drive to another location (home or another office) for the duration of that week (think offsite backup) and bringing it back to continue backing up to it during the third week, while the second disk is taken offsite, in its turn.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:02 am

i understand this :

if we select rotate drive , in same time can get backup on 2 repository : 1- default repository 2-external repository
will it work such as raid1 disks will be save one copy from all of data on the other disk ??

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:26 am

No, your understanding is not correct. In this scenario you're backing up to a single repository at any moment in time, but rotate the drives periodically.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:28 pm

excuse me i understand your means you say we can get backup on a storage and if enable rotate drive can dis join storage and another join the storage i realy confused what is benefit ????
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby phillip.moore » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:15 pm 1 person likes this post

With Veeam we recommend a 3-2-1 backup policy, where you have 3 copies of the data on 2 different types of media with one off site. A rotated media allows you to remove a physical repository drive and store it off-site. This could take many forms but to give you an example, you may be backing up to a usb hard drive, this device could be removed from the environment every night and replaced by a second device, these drives could be rotated every day to ensure that at least one copy of the backup was kept offsite at anytime. The Rotated Drive setting ensures the repository server expects the replacement of these drives and accommodates for the missing backup files.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby benji_f1 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:58 am

Hi, the rotating discs can be assimilated to the RDX disc system like LTO cartridges but with HDD.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:12 pm

excuseme

but realy could not understand benefit of this backup repository
can you give an example?

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:13 pm

With rotated drives, you will always have one of the disks with backups somewhere offsite and ready to recover the infrastructure on a new hardware (in case your production location dies along with the currently attached drive with backups).
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:46 pm

i understand while select rotate drive have to define 2-3 disk for save backups ?????
is that correct ???

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Yes, this is correct.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:55 pm

is that your means when select rotate drive for backup repository have to create scale-out backup repository ???
i think that is necessary to create scale out because just in this mode we can select more than repository for save backups on that and can not use feature of backup repository with rotate drive with single repository

is that correct ??

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby foggy » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:01 pm

No, scale-out repository is not supported in a rotated drives scenario. You have a single simple repository that is backed by several drives, only one of which is connected at any point in time.
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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Veeam Logoby baber » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:08 pm

really so confused because when we create a new job select backup repository and in rotate drive you say we have single repository after backup complete i will be disjoin that repository in next backup time the backup job have to get error because can not find any repository

is that correct ??

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