toon.v10 wrote:For our small business customers the biggest problem with GFS is that it always creates a full backup file. If the want to store several weekly, monthly and yearly backups they need lots of data. And they don't have the budget for a dedup appliance.
Now we solve it by creating different (forever forward incremental) backup jobs with the same VM's and schedule one Job daily, one weekly, another monthly, ... But that's not the ideal solution. I hope GFS will be adjusted so it can also works with incremental backups.
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.
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.
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.
toon.v10 wrote: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.
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