Shestakov wrote:Hi c0utta and welcome to the community!
Nice to be here. Been using Veeam for a while, but now getting serious!
Shestakov wrote:How often do you want to copy backups on tapes? Generally it's not recommended to use reverse incremental for backup jobs if you copy the backups to tape because you will always copy full backup instead of increments.
I'm not sure of the terminology, but at the end of the "period" (whether it be 90 days or 365 days), is it possible to roll all the changes into a single backup and just back that up to tape? This backup then provides the seed for the next backup series.
Some users successfully use 365-points chains, but note that restore from the far backup will take significant amount of time.
OK, no problem on the time it takes to restore
That`s up to you. Guest file indexing allows you to search for VM guest OS files inside VM backups and perform 1-click restore in Veeam Backup Enterprise Manager, but that is optional.
Consider it done!