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Is this a valid backup\copy job configuration.......

Post by stevil » Mar 28, 2018 7:48 am

We have about 100 VMs to backup each night. about 70 require 30 day retention, the rest require several years of monthlies to be kept.

I was going to create two separate backup jobs for these, but I wonder if I can back them all up daily in one job for 30 days and have a backup copy job pointing at all the VMs we have tagged for '10 year retention' instead?
It's my understanding the backup copy job doesn't necessarily have to point to a backup job, but can just point to a group of tagged VMs instead.

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Re: Is this a valid backup\copy job configuration.......

Post by foggy » Mar 28, 2018 12:45 pm

Hi Steve, yes, this is a valid approach, you can define the scope of the backup copy jobs as you wish.

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Post by stevil » Mar 28, 2018 1:08 pm

OK, thanks for confirming. We'd always previously just done a backup copy job of an existing backup job. I guess the copy job is pretty much an independent entity though. The name is a bit misleading.

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Re: Is this a valid backup\copy job configuration.......

Post by v.Eremin » Mar 29, 2018 6:59 am

Correct, instead of copying whole backup chain blindly backup copy job will synthetically create required restore points in "target" location from VM data in source backup repositories. Thanks.

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