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Cloud Storage and GFS

Post by JKring » Oct 14, 2019 8:42 am

Hi,

I'm trying to wrap my head around how to set up GFS for our customers.
Until recently we only had customers needing 30 day retention but now some of them wants much longer retention and we are looking into GFS.

Current standard setup is that we install Veeam B&R locally on the customers server with cloud storage in our datacenter and a daily backup job.
When I try to setup a backup copy job for GFS I get an error that I can't use the same repository for both jobs.

Am I correct in the assumption that to use GFS I first hast to run a backup job to local storage at the customes location and them do a backup copy job to store GFS in the cloud repository?
Or is it possible to setup a copy job i our data center for data in the repository?

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Re: Cloud Storage and GFS

Post by foggy » Oct 14, 2019 9:32 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Joakim, it is possible to do both ways, just use another repository as a target for backup copy jobs. It might be the same location, just another folder.

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Re: Cloud Storage and GFS

Post by veremin » Oct 14, 2019 5:15 pm

Wondering what you meant by cloud repository: object storage or repository enabled by Service Provider of your choice. Thanks!

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Re: Cloud Storage and GFS

Post by JKring » Oct 16, 2019 3:21 pm

Think I got it to work now (fingers crossed)

I set up a secondary repository at our site.
At the customers servers i rescanned the Service Provider and it picked up the new repository.
When creating a new Backup Copy job I chose the secondary repository as storage and selected to do a direct copy from source to target repository.

I will let it run now for the rest of the week and hope there are no warnings.

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