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full backup schedule

Post by ScottGao » Nov 07, 2019 1:51 am

Hello

Would you please let me know how can I make full backup monthly \ weekly \daily in 1 job but can define copies of each other separately.
for example, 12 monthly full, 8 weekly , 21 daily.
I can define different job to complete this, But I feel it will wast space cause of unnecessary full duplicate in some days..

Would you please help me clear?
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Re: full backup schedule

Post by HannesK » Nov 07, 2019 7:01 am

Hello,
it does not sound like an object storage question. So I moved your question to the general forum section.

If you are talking about (primary) backup jobs: there is no option today for GFS (weekly / monthly / yearly) on backup jobs. V10 will allow that

For today, you can use the backup copy job. We did not allow GFS on backup jobs because, we wanted people to follow the 3-2-1 rule.

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Hannes

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[MERGED] can define 12 monthly and 21 daily in one backup job?

Post by ScottGao » Nov 19, 2019 6:30 am

Hello

I remember I post this topic at before, but lost it. So I try to post again.

can I define 12 monthly and 21 daily in one backup job?
retention policy only choose keep 33 copy, but how many monthly and how many daily?
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Re: full backup schedule

Post by HannesK » Nov 19, 2019 6:44 am

Hello,
you can click on "your posts" and you should get emails when someone answers ;-)

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I answered that question to you some weeks ago...

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Re: full backup schedule

Post by ScottGao » Dec 02, 2019 2:11 am

Dear Hannesk

Thanks for your reply.
Backup have two function. 1. disaster recover. 2. retrive history version.
3-2-1 may focus at guarantee of data safe when disaster recover.

my point is use less space have as much as possible of history version.
This is different target.
For example, synology NAS self backup can have hunders and years restore point with less space. especially for file server or some audit policy.

I will wait V10 to see what will release.
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Re: full backup schedule

Post by foggy » Dec 02, 2019 2:11 pm

v10 will have the GFS mechanism in regular backup jobs as well, so worth waiting if that is what you're after.

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Customized Backup Schedule

Post by ChillyHellion » Jan 06, 2020 11:37 pm

Hello, and thank you for your help. I'm new to Veeam and have a question about scheduling.

I would like to set up a schedule that keeps the following recovery points:

* nightly recovery points for a week
* weekly recovery points for a month
* monthly recovery points for a year

My goal is to have recovery points that extend back a year's time, but provide increasing recovery point "resolution" for more recent recovery points, with longer gaps between older recovery points.

Below is my schedule as implemented, but I'm looking for any best practice advice on how to set up this kind of schedule. I found that I had to set up three different backup jobs, which I'm not sure is the best way to achieve this result:

* Nightly Incremental - Executes 7pm - Monday through Thursday - Retain 5 recovery points
* Weekly Synthetic Full - Executes 7pm - Friday - Retain 5 recovery points
* Monthly Full Backup - Executes 7pm - Last Saturday of every month - Retain 13 recovery points

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Re: full backup schedule

Post by HannesK » Jan 07, 2020 6:21 am 1 person likes this post

Hello,
and welcome to the forum.

For today, you are correct about backup jobs. Please see above the reasons for that (3-2-1 rule protecting our customers against unwanted data loss) and that we will change that with V10 because of copies to object storage based on repositories.

I suggest not relying on only one system to store backups and follow the 3-2-1 rule.

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Hannes

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