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Combine Multiple VMs in to a single job

Veeam Logoby Grevers » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:16 am

Hi,

We currently have an individual backup job for each individiual server.

I was wondering if there was a way of combining multiple servers in to a single without losing the backup chain for the servers. Is it possible to merge multiple backup jobs in to a single backup job?

I am currently performing forward incremental backups for each server, so I would like to keep the chain in place.

Does anyone know if this is possible?

I would appreciate any assistance that you may have.
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Re: Combine Multiple VMs in to a single job

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Jan 27, 2015 7:34 am

Create a backup copy job selecting all backups jobs as its source. Let it run at least one cycle and then disable it. After that create a new backup job and map it to data created by the backup copy job.

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Re: Combine Multiple VMs in to a single job

Veeam Logoby Grevers » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:44 am

Thanks, but I was just wondering if that will keep the backup chain, or will it create a brand new chain?

For instance, if we have Server 1 that has 200 restore points and Server 2 that has 200 restore points, when we create the backup job will we be able to manage all of the restore points (ie, delete the last restore point if the server is only configured to keep 200 restore points?), or will it create a new backup chain and we'll have to manually manage the previous number of restore points?
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Re: Combine Multiple VMs in to a single job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:30 am

The new job will start a brand new chain, you will have to manage retention of the old restore points manually (or at least script it).
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Re: Combine Multiple VMs in to a single job

Veeam Logoby Grevers » Sun Feb 01, 2015 10:38 pm

Thanks for the clarification, I was afraid that was going to be the response.
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[MERGED] Merging backup jobs

Veeam Logoby ebarrios08 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:41 pm

I have several backup jobs that I created when I started working with Veeam. They have been working wonderfully. At this point I was wondering if there was a way to consolidate the jobs into a couple of jobs. I don't want to re create jobs. If there is no way of doing this maybe, it could be added to a future release.
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Re: Merging backup jobs

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:14 pm

Hello Edsel,
You can add vms from one jobs to another jobs. Existing backups will be deleted in accordance to its retention.
Note that it`s recommended to group vms of the same OS and applications to get better deduplication results.
Thanks!
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Re: Combine Multiple VMs in to a single job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:22 pm

Edsel, you can do what you're after with the help of backup copy jobs. You can create a backup copy job to merge several backup jobs into a single VBK file and then use that file to seed the new combined backup job.
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[MERGED] Moving already backed up servers to a different bku

Veeam Logoby ceez » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:02 pm

Hello everyone,

So I am consolidating 3 servers that reside on 3 different backup jobs to a single backup job.

I want to be able to keep the restore points of the current backup jobs onto the new job I"ll be creating. Is it possible to MAP those jobs to a new job?

Thanks
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Re: Combine Multiple VMs in to a single job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Oct 13, 2016 4:05 pm

Yes, this is possible, please see above.
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