File Copy - no incremental/full backup possible

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File Copy - no incremental/full backup possible

Veeam Logoby toonruler » Wed Nov 09, 2016 12:25 pm

Hi,
I got a short question: Why is it possible to take incremental/full backups of files to tape but not to a nas ?
My problem is that my customer has a Windows-NAS running Windows Server 2008 SP2.
There is about 1 TB of data that I'd like to backup to another nas and then take monthly, quaterly and yearly backups to tape.

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Harry
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Re: File Copy - no incremental/full backup possible

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:46 pm

Hi Harry,
That`s because VBR is a data protection solution for virtual infrastructures, while NAS to NAS backup is a pure physical operation. File copy is not the most popular function of VBR.
Now having Veeam Endpoint integrated with VBR repositories you can use it for full/incremental backups of files.
Thanks!
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Re: File Copy - no incremental/full backup possible

Veeam Logoby toonruler » Thu Nov 10, 2016 7:13 am

Hi Shestakov,
sorry, but that's not the answer to my question.
I wanted to know why incremental and full backups of files to tape is possible, but not to a nas. I can't see the difference here.
I'd love to use Veeam Endpoint for this situation but as I already mentioned the Server is only 2008SP2, not R2 ...
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Re: File Copy - no incremental/full backup possible

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:49 am

File to tape job is a completely different type of job that uses its own logic that was not propagated to the (older) file copy job.
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Re: File Copy - no incremental/full backup possible

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:53 am

And even for file to tape jobs the primary use case at the time of implementation has been to archive VB&R backups. In other words, alternative to backup to tape job that is available for owners of standard edition. Thanks.
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