v.Eremin wrote:Since it's small business with relatively small backup files (supposedly), haven't you thought about stuffing a server with bunch directly attached disks and use Windows 2012 R2 Deduplication? Thanks.
Hi, we do that for some customers and it is indeed a great and affordable solution, but in Belgium many small businesses are really 'small' and don't want to invest in a separate server. They just use a nas as repository.
Shestakov wrote:There is not much sense having jobs to run on quarterly or weekly basis withlong incremental chain since there will be lots of changes over quarter/month period and size of incremental files will be much bigger than if you run backups daily.
Ok, if i need a rentention of 3 months or so i can cover it with 90 daily backups, but if they want for instance 14 daily, 12 weekly, 12 monthly backups, it's difficult to create that with one job. Backup Copy Jobs with GFS works great for that scenario but for customers that doesn't have a dedup solution, it just takes a lot of space.
For me Veeam is the greatest backup solution i've ever used and it would be even greater if i could have a GFS retention without the need of storing many full backups.
Thanks for you answers!