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Multiple backup jobs same against same VM.

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I was wondering if I can run two jobs, (as long as they dont overlap) against the same VM, lets call it VM1

VM1 job1
Reversed incremental (on weekdays), this job goes to loal repository on 10GbE

VM1 job2
Active full every saturday, this job goes to repository on a DR site on 1Gbit.

This way I wil have updated data locally, and at worst 1 week old data on our DR site of a "clean" full backup.

Will the full backup running once a week somehow mess up the reversed incremental job running every weekday, or the other way around for that matter?
I guess Veeam does not mark files "backed up" like conventional backup programs, but is ther anyting else that might happen when running two jobs against the same VM?

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Re: Multiple backup jobs same against same VM.

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This should work fine. You can backup/replicate the same VM with several jobs without any issues (even using different backup servers). Moreover, jobs overlapping is handled automatically by Veeam B&R.

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Re: Multiple backup jobs same against same VM.

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Thanx Alexander for the quick answer.

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Re: Multiple backup jobs same against same VM.

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foggy wrote: Mar 20, 2012 2:46 pm This should work fine. You can backup/replicate the same VM with several jobs without any issues (even using different backup servers). Moreover, jobs overlapping is handled automatically by Veeam B&R.
Hello Alexander,

Would it work to have different disks excluded in one job vs. another in order to backup different disks on different schedules?

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Re: Multiple backup jobs same against same VM.

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It would, but not recommended due to possible restore issues.

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