I want to optimize our backup policy following the upgrade to Veeam B&R 9.5 Update 1 and the installation of a new backup repository.
First question : space usage
Today we have a backup job that creates a full backup a week with 5 incremental backups.
The chain is like [FULL on sundays (~3TB) ; INC on mondays/tuesdays/wednesdays/thursdays/fridays (~350GB)]. The retention period is set to 14 points.
Currently, I have 3 complete chains and a new full created yesterday. So I have 4 full backups and 14 incremental backups (the first chain contains only 4 incremental backups) that take 15TB.
My new repository is near out of space and I think about reduce full backups ocurences like [FULL the first end third sundays (~3TB) ; INC on mondays/tuesdays/wednesdays/thursdays/fridays (~350GB)].
This new schema will allow us to have 2 complete chains that will use ~12TB (2 full backups and 20 incremental backups.
--> Will that a good way ?
Second question : Health check
Since our Veeam has been upgraded to 9.5 Update 1, we have set Health check.
Currently, It is launched after the first incremental backup following a full backup.
--> Should it be launched after each incremental backup ?
Thank you for your help.
Have a good week.