Move backup copy files to new storage

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Move backup copy files to new storage

Veeam Logoby dib » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:16 am

Hi

Can you use this guide https://www.veeam.com/kb1729 to move backup copy files to new location? Or do you have to use seeding as this guide shows https://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/vsphere/backup_copy_mapping_auxiliary.html

I would like to keep the backup chain, if possible.

Hope some one can clear this for me.

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Re: Move backup copy files to new storage

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:19 pm

Hi Dennis, you can use instructions given in the mentioned KB article. Thanks.
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Re: Move backup copy files to new storage

Veeam Logoby dib » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:42 am

Ok I'll try to copy the backupcopy files to the new repository, and then change the repository in the backupcopy job it self.

Hope that work and will keep the backup chains.

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Re: Move backup copy files to new storage

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:45 pm

Yes, the chains should be continued, provided you do everything right.
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Re: Move backup copy files to new storage

Veeam Logoby dib » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:18 pm 1 person likes this post

Just copied the files to the new repository and pointed the BCJ to it. Everything works fine.

Thanks for your help.

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[MERGED] safe way to move job between repositories

Veeam Logoby bjdboyer » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:52 pm

Non scale-out repositories. What is a consistent way to move a backup job from one repository to another without losing anything?

I have done this:

1. disable the backup copy job
2. Move the \backups job directory to the other repository volume (same server different disk)
3. re-scanned both repositories. The first re-scan of the destination repository gave me errors that the backup directory couldn't be sync'd. I ran the scan again and got no errors. I did the re-scan on the source repository first then the target.
4. I then re-mapped the backup copy job to the new repository/directory.

when the backup copy job ran again there were errors and I had to run a new active full. This has happened twice in the last week when I had to move jobs around to make space.

I can't use the scale-out because we have to be able to had the customer their backup data if they request it. We are an MSP with a managed backup offering.

TIA,
Bill
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Re: safe way to move job between repositories

Veeam Logoby DGrinev » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:53 am

Hi Bill,

You can preserve the backup chain and continue with the incremental run.
Check this thread as it contains helpful links about backups migration to the new repository.
Please contact technical support in case of any errors during the migration. Thanks!
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