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File Copy Job Question

Post by worias » Mar 22, 2013 2:20 pm

Does the FIle Copy Job support only copying new or changed files on Windows filesystems? Not CBT but just a comparison like Roboycopy? If not are there any plans to possibly include this feature in future versions?

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by Vitaliy S. » Mar 22, 2013 9:41 pm

File copy job just copies files as they are (always full), it doesn't track changed blocks. There are no plans to implement this capability in the short term future, however can you please tell me how you're currently using these jobs, so I could better understand your use case?

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by worias » Mar 25, 2013 3:27 pm

We currently have another product that we are using to backup physical machines, that for one reason or another cannot be converted VMs as of yet. Every night incremental files get created and we copy these off to a remote site with Robocopy. Robocopy does a comparison simply for new files based on date/filesize or other characteristics, not changed block tracking perse and only copies new files during the copy job. We were hoping to be able to use Veeam as one place of mangement for our Replication and Offsite Copies.

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by v.Eremin » Mar 25, 2013 3:51 pm

Providing I’ve understood you correctly, you’re willing to copy only changes that have happened on the block level. So, I’m wondering why rsync utility that is built specifically for block-level file synchronization can’t be used in this case.

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by worias » Apr 04, 2013 4:35 pm

There isn't a reason that another solution cannot be used, as I had previously stated we are currently using Robocopy. We have a solution for our need, but the question was more about consolidating our solution and management into the Veeam product.

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by foggy » Apr 04, 2013 4:49 pm

This used to be a pretty common feature request so far. So already on our radar.

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[MERGED] Need help setting up File Copy jobs

Post by JosVerhallen » Apr 22, 2013 1:41 pm

Hi,

We have 2 VEEAM installations in 2 different datacenters. we want to 'replicate' the backup data across these 2 datacenters.
We want to use a File Copy job to copy the VBK and VIB files across. Will the Copy job just create seperate folders per day, or will it add the incremental VIB's to the destination folder?

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by foggy » Apr 22, 2013 2:12 pm

Jos, new files are added to the same folder, however, File Copy jobs are not the best choice for what you are trying to perform as they do not track changes and always perform a "full" run (i.e. no incrementals). There are a number of existing topics on this forum (one of them is referred to above) on how to sync backups offsite using third-party utilities (such as rsync), I suggest reviewing them for some ideas. Thanks.

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by JosVerhallen » Apr 23, 2013 7:36 am 1 person likes this post

@Foggy,
why is this not implemented in VEEAM yet? it seems that every kind of off-site sollution requires you to use 3rd party tooling.

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 23, 2013 8:23 am

Hi Jos, thanks for your feedback! This feature has always been on our radar, but there also were features with a higher priority. Thanks!

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[MERGED] File Copy Job (incremental)

Post by fdacunha » Jun 09, 2017 11:13 am

It would be greate to have the option in file copy jobs to copy only incremental not always full.

Has anyone an idea? :roll:

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by PTide » Jun 09, 2017 11:23 am

Hi,

Thank you for FR. You probably would like to stick with File to Tape job which provides incremental backup functionality. If you don't have any Tape device then you can simulate one.

Thank you.

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Re: File Copy Job Question

Post by fdacunha » Jun 12, 2017 9:32 am

Hi,

Thank you for your feedback.
Have you any recommendation for a tape simulation tool? (preferably free version)

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Re: File Copy Job Question

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[MERGED] Feature Request on File Copy

Post by mreubold » Nov 02, 2017 1:44 pm

It seems that the File Copy function allows to make full backups. I've got a request from a customer to have File Copy doing also incremental ones.

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