Is Forever forward incremental method reliable ?

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Is Forever forward incremental method reliable ?

Veeam Logoby atong888999 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:26 am

If use forever forward incremental method, it will never do any full backup, is it reliable ?
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Re: Is Forever forward incremental method reliable ?

Veeam Logoby Mike Resseler » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:16 am

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If you use the forward incremental backup then you will create a synthetic active full at a specified schedule. If you don't, then you will create a forever forward incremental backup. Obviously you can have issues when the chain gets broken through corruption or any other reason. But if you do a synthetic then you will create a full backup based on the latest full backup and the chain of incrementals after that. In terms of data, a synthetic is identical to a active full backup.

Last but not least, you can always schedule a health check (https://helpcenter.veeam.com/docs/backu ... tml?ver=95)

To finally answer your question, is it reliable? Yes it is, but be aware that there is always a potential of having corruption, no matter what mode you use and never forget the 3-2-1 rule for backups so that you always have a copy to recover
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