AndyR wrote:Currently run Veeam from a dedicated VM so have all backup jobs running in Virtual Appliance mode direct to an NTFS volume on the iSCSI SAN. Recently the backups have been growing each night so very soon I'm going to hit a bit of a space crunch, so I would like some advise on backup modes.
All our jobs at the moment run in Reversed Incremental. Each night the NTFS volume with the Veeam backups on is also dumped to tape (Backup Exec with a windows share on the Veeam server) and works fine.
Andy, such a cool idea. I was wondering how to handle getting my jobs sent to tape, and you pasted an elegant solution.
I'm trying to follow your steps here, please correct me ...
Did you first make a volume on the SAN, then connected it to your VEEAM server, and formatted it as NTFS within Windows?
After that, your Veeam does the backup locally, and places it on the NTFS volume local to itself.
Then, you share that volume from your Veeam server.
Then, your Backup exec backs up that volume through Windows ...
Is that your trick?
My question was how this would affect eventual migration to using "Replication" but it wouldn't matter, as long as the source saw the files, it could send them to the target, right?
I'm just trying to get this clear in my head.