Optimum time to schedule Backup Copy Jobs

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Optimum time to schedule Backup Copy Jobs

Veeam Logoby ferrus » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:34 am

I've always found Backup Copy Jobs to be the most difficult concept to grasp in Veeam, so apologies if the answer to this question is obvious! :oops:

Our backup windows begins at 18:00, and is mostly complete by 19:00 (incredible short duration, compared to our previous backup system).

There's a file server backup that continues for a few more hours - due to guest indexing, and an Exchange job that takes a number of hours because of a large merge.
Generally, the remaining two jobs are complete between 23:00 and 00:00

Historically we've scheduled our Backup Copy Jobs to Data Domain, to begin at 00:00. This fits well with our backup window, but really it was set to that time, purely as a marker for the new day.
Recently however, we've noticed that when our Exchange Backup Job overruns - the secondary Backup Copy Job remains on hold until it's complete.

So, is there an optimum start time for Backup Copy jobs - as they are by far the slowest jobs and require the greatest window?
Does it make sense to schedule them directly after the parent Backup Jobs, +1 hour, or after all the jobs have completed?
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Re: Optimum time to schedule Backup Copy Jobs

Veeam Logoby foggy » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:37 pm

Yes, the recommended approach is to schedule them right after the backup jobs start (+5 mins), so that the backup copy stand still waiting for the new restore points to appear and start copy data immediately.
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