Keep 1 backup copy on USB drive

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Keep 1 backup copy on USB drive

Veeam Logoby Flappie » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:31 pm

Hello,

I have to following situation:

- Backup with 5 restore points on main location of all VM's
- Backup copy job from main location to secundairy location. We keep day backups, weekbackups and monthbackups here.

Our customer also asks for a backup on USB drive. I created a second copy job to copy all backups to the USB drive, however the minimum is to keep 2 restorepoints! Our USB drive is not big enough to hold 2 backups.
What is the best way to do this? It would be great if there is an option to keep only 1 full backup on an location.

Thanks.
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Re: Keep 1 backup copy on USB drive

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:44 pm

The second restore point in the chain will always be incremental, so contain only changes (i.e. typically much smaller in size). If you want just a single file on USB drive, you can configure the repository as rotated and enable disk cleanup prior the job cycle.
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