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Need Some help

Post by loda117 » Dec 04, 2012 6:55 pm

http://www.veeam.com/vmware-backup/help ... ackup.html

Hi Guys,
So as I have posted here about a few weeks ago with a situation
we have 5 network drives that client rotates takes off and takes home ( I am sure they are not rotating them in order)
All servers are in Hyper V
We are doing Reversed incremental
Now Since we are rotating the drives and I am pretty sure they are not doing it in an order like we have told them
How does Reversed incremental works out ?
Is this a good Choice for this type of backup setup?
If so how will the restore process be?

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Re: Need Some help

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 04, 2012 7:57 pm

Hi Ali,
loda117 wrote:How does Reversed incremental works out ?
Assuming you've used this registry key on your backup server, the reversed Incremental backup job will create a full backup every time it fails to detect a previous restore point (VBK file).
loda117 wrote:Is this a good Choice for this type of backup setup?
Based on the existing discussions on our forums where our customers are doing exactly the same thing, I would say - yes, it's a good choice :)
loda117 wrote:If so how will the restore process be?
If you need to run a restore job, just import the VBK file and dependent VRB files to the backup console and then proceed with the restore operation.

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Re: Need Some help

Post by loda117 » Dec 04, 2012 8:07 pm

Assuming you've used this registry key on your backup server, the reversed Incremental backup job will create a full backup every time it fails to detect a previous restore point (VBK file).
ok that makes sense but a question, Monday drive that comes back next Monday and now Veeam is ready to write the backup to it.. shouldn't it see there is already a .vbk file from last Monday? if so will it delete it like it should correct?

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Re: Need Some help

Post by Gostev » Dec 04, 2012 8:31 pm

Great question! You should definitely ensure there are no existing backup files on the drive. For example, you can have a script delete any existing data on the drive before the backup job kicks in.

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Re: Need Some help

Post by loda117 » Dec 04, 2012 8:42 pm

hmm so if my retention policy for this job is 1
my understanding is that it should look at old vbk and since its old it should be deleting it ?
or I am not understanding this correctly.

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Re: Need Some help

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 04, 2012 8:58 pm

loda117 wrote:hmm so if my retention policy for this job is 1

Since this VBK file will not be the recent one, the backup job will no longer contain any records for this VBK file in the SQL Server database, so it won't be able to detect it and remove it.

Backup job will delete this file only if you use the same USB drive all the time.

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Re: Need Some help

Post by loda117 » Dec 04, 2012 9:06 pm

I see that is what I was afraid of
So how do you suggest I go about doing the script that would delete the old vbk
powershell or just a simple batch ?
would be helpful of any resources for this script since I am not very familiar with powershell
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Re: Need Some help

Post by Vitaliy S. » Dec 04, 2012 9:19 pm

A simple batch file removing all files from the USB drive will work!

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