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Incremental restoring from an archive

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Hello,

In our company, there is a job Backup for each server in the production environnement.

A full backup is executed once a week and saved into an archive to secondary target too (Backup Copy). This archive contains all of the production server. An incremental backup is executed every day for each job Backup.

I haven't found how to restore an incremental file from a full backup present in the archive. Is it possible ?

Thank you for replying.

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Re: Incremental restoring from an archive

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Do you mean how to restore from an restore point that is stored as incremental backup file?
Our restore wizards tread all restore points the same way and you can select the restore point directly in the wizards.
When you select the VM, you have a button there as well to select another restore point. In other wizards there is a dropdown with a list of restore points.

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Re: Incremental restoring from an archive

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Just as an example, here's were you can select the required restore point during the full VM restore.

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Re: Incremental restoring from an archive

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I wasn't enought clear in my situation, I'm sorry.

Example :
I have a job Backup named "My-Server" and an archive named "NAS-Archive"
- A full backup is performed on Monday
- An incremental is performed from Tuesday to Friday
- An archive (secondary taget) is performed on Wednesday, it contains the job Backup "My-Server"
We are Friday. I want to restore the incremental of Thursday from the "NAS-Archive" Backup, a restore point that is not included.

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Re: Incremental restoring from an archive

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Just change the backup copy interval to copy data daily to have each restore point available on target.

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Re: Incremental restoring from an archive

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Ok, thank you for your reply.

I understand that we have to maintain a backup of production data every day being off-site.
I wanted to keep a backup off-site (tape) once a week and restore the missing incremental (outsourced separately, faster to upload). As I thought, it seems not possible.

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Re: Incremental restoring from an archive

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I think we still do not understan what you did.
Can you explain by which Veeam functionallity (or manual task) you copied the backups to the external media?
And as well if you try to bring backup files of different chains together?

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Re: Incremental restoring from an archive

Post by foggy » 1 person likes this post

Do you mean you want to use the full backup from the backup chain created by one job and increment from another? This is not possible, right.

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