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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 26, 2014 7:44 am

Alejandro, backup copy job does not copy files but rather synthetically creates restore points on target repository using data available in the source repository. It is always incremental and copies the latest VM state during each synchronization interval. So the behavior you're observing is totally expected. I encourage you to read the user guide section Nikita has referenced above to get better understanding of how backup copy works, the description there is pretty detailed. If you still have questions after reviewing it, feel free to ask them here.
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:21 am

aquegles wrote:What i need is to back up all my restore points in another location. I have to copy/paste the files?

That wouldn't work, as currently it's possible to map a backup copy job only to a chain created by other backup copy job. Thanks.
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby aquegles » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:10 pm

v.Eremin wrote:That wouldn't work, as currently it's possible to map a backup copy job only to a chain created by other backup copy job. Thanks.


Eremin, if i can't copy/paste my backup files, how can i save them for future restore requests?

Thanks!
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:14 pm

You can just keep them anywhere and then import when required.
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby aquegles » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:28 pm

Ok, thank you very much.

I will then copy all my backup files to a tape, and then start backup job and backup copy job simultaneously, so the 2 backup jobs are consistent.
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:30 pm

The best strategy, indeed. Don't hesitate to ask, should other questions arise. Thanks.
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby aquegles » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:06 pm

Friends, i´m currently doing the backups and backup copies just fine, but i have a question regarding data transfer speed.

The backup copy transfers data at 20 Mb/s. I was wondering if this is a lan issue, or should i install a proxy server on the remote repository server?

I have the enterprise license, so i have no access to wan accelerator.

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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Alejandro, what kind of target repository are you using and what are the bottleneck stats for the backup copy job?
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby aquegles » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:40 pm

My target reposiroty is a windows server, with vPower NFS enabled, and the final bottleneck stat shows "Source". But when you check on each vm, the bottleneck was the proxy (5%).

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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:49 am

5% is too small value to be the bottleneck. Anyway, the weakest point seems to be on the source repository side. Is the source storage probably busy with other tasks when doing the backup copy?
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:47 am

Also, what type of source you have? Is NAS configured as a CIFS share by any chance? If so, then, it's recommended to have a windows machine in front of it ("proxying server") in order to speed up the process. Thanks.
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby aquegles » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:06 pm

The source is a local hard drive on veeam server.

I will try to install a proxy on the windows server that has the remote repository. The thing is that when i configure the backup copy job, there is no option for selecting the proxy server. I have to configure it on the backup job?

PS: Sorry mi awful english through all posts ....
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:08 pm

aquegles wrote:The thing is that when i configure the backup copy job, there is no option for selecting the proxy server.I have to configure it on the backup job?

You don't have to configure a remote proxy, as the connection will be established between source and target repositories. The case with CIFS share is different, as the latter requires a windows server in front of it in order to increase performance. Thanks.
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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby aquegles » Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:35 pm

Ok, thanks a lot.

I just checked today's backup (was an incremental), and it finished within an hour.

Probably the delay on the full backup copy is because of a LAN issue. I will check this out.

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Re: GFS Retention Policy

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Thu Sep 04, 2014 7:54 am

The initial run might take some time indeed as the whole image should be synthetically created in target location. Only changes should be transferred during subsequent runs, though. So, I recommend you observing the job for a while and raising a question if performance leaves much to be desired. Thanks.
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