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How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby lmcintyre » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:00 am

Hi.
Am just wandering how I setup Veeam to perform a full backup every night? I have the space and time for this so I don't want to mess around with incremental backups.

Do I set the 'Perform active backups' option in the advanced settings and set it to perform this every day?
Or is it an incremental backup with 'Synthetic Fulls'?

Any help appreciated.
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:57 am

lmcintyre wrote:Do I set the 'Perform active backups' option in the advanced settings and set it to perform this every day?

Yes.
lmcintyre wrote:Or is it an incremental backup with 'Synthetic Fulls'?

No.
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:04 am

Actually, you can do with synthetic full as well (just check all days in its schedule settings). Synthetic fulls generally complete at the same speed or even faster (depends on target storage), but they put so much less stress on the production environment comparing to the active full. Thanks!
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[MERGED] Full backup

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Sat Jan 14, 2017 8:17 pm

Hi Guys,
one of our Customer request daily to take a full backup for 1 restore point .
is this even possible ? and how to configure it .
thank you
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Re: Full backup

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:04 am

Hi Julien,

If he wants to create full backups on daily basis, then please review this thread that describes how to achieve that.

Thanks!
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby kilobits » Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:01 pm

I would also suggest a synthetic backup as well. Set one day for your full backup .vdk, and select synthetic backups on every other day if this is really how you want to have it set up. Can I ask why you don't want to use incremental backups?
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:24 am

thank you for this .
the issue the data is 4TB and VEEAM data Storage is also 4TB. every Sunday when the veeam tries to do a full backup it always fail because of less storage.
so thought daily Full back would solve the issue unless there is a different solution.
thank you
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby lohelle » Sun Jan 22, 2017 10:43 am

Why not just run incremental/reverse incremental (no synthetic/transform) with 1 restore point? You should never overwrite/delete the current backup before the new one is finished, so it would be bad to delete the current full before the new backup starts to make room.
The maximum space required would be full + single incremental.
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:42 am

Agree with Lars here. I'd use either forward forever incremental or reversed incremental mode with 1 or 2 restore points set as retention. But under no circumstances would I delete a base backup until a new reliable restore point gets created. Thanks.
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby kilobits » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:47 pm

The suggested solutions would depend entirely on how you prefer to have the backups saved/retention. Lars suggestion is on point, as this would help alleviate the issue of backups taking too much space. Also for disk space issues, I would vote reverse incremental as they take up less space.
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Re: How to perform full backup every night

Veeam Logoby WRS2200 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:57 am

Gostev makes a great point as well. The daily active fulls will put unnecessary on your environment. Synthetic fulls are the way to go in this scenario 100%.
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