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Best Strategy for SMB

Post by tuscani » May 14, 2013 6:22 pm

Hey all.. I am trying to determine the best backup method for our smaller clients with limited storage... Currently using Forward Incrementals with Weekly Synthetic Fulls on Sat as well as Transform previous full backup chains into rollbacks. The problem is, I never have enough space in the repository to hold the incrementals AND a second full before the existing full can be deleted.

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by chrisdearden » May 14, 2013 6:43 pm

How about a more straight forward reverse incremental ?

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by tuscani » May 14, 2013 9:07 pm

I will look into doing reverse incr.. Also, assuming "Transform previous full backup chains into rollbacks" is not checked, how many fulls will VEEAM keep?

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by chrisdearden » May 14, 2013 9:16 pm

A reverse incremental only keeps a single full , which is the last run. All previous runs are turned to rollbacks.

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by foggy » May 15, 2013 9:38 am

tuscani wrote:assuming "Transform previous full backup chains into rollbacks" is not checked, how many fulls will VEEAM keep?
This depends on the retention settings you specify. For better understanding of the forward incremental mode, I suggest reviewing this thread.

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by tuscani » May 15, 2013 2:14 pm

Thanks,.. seems like reverse incrementals are the way to go... are the restore points saved into the vrb files? If I have say 14 restore points how are the vrb files handled if each nightly job is a full? I thought I read they are injected into the VBK. I guess I am just trying to determine how many vrb files I would expect to see at any given time. Thanks!

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by foggy » May 15, 2013 2:19 pm

tuscani wrote:If I have say 14 restore points how are the vrb files handled if each nightly job is a full? I thought I read they are injected into the VBK. I guess I am just trying to determine how many vrb files I would expect to see at any given time.
I suggest reviewing the corresponding section of the Veeam B&R user guide (p.28) for better understanding of what reversed incremental backup mode is. It is described in pretty good detail there. If you still have some questions after reading it, feel free to ask here.

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by tuscani » May 16, 2013 8:44 pm

Thanks.. as always RTFM right!! :)

Is there any issues with backup and replication job running at the same time?

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by Vitaliy S. » May 16, 2013 9:41 pm

Hi Justin,

If you're referring to having both backup and replication jobs targeted to the same source VM, then be aware that only one job will process VM at a time. If another job attempts to process a VM which is already being backed up, this VM will be placed in a waiting queue and will start processing only after the first job completes.

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by foggy » May 17, 2013 9:07 am

And here is the existing topic discussing this in more detail.

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Re: Best Strategy for SMB

Post by tuscani » May 17, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks again

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