I have to say, I find the Backup Copy Job scheduling confusing. I'm not sure when to schedule it?
I have normal backups writing to a physical Veeam server, with a local repository comprised of DAS. There are multiple COTS disks attached via SAS appliance that I then use a Backup Copy Job to write to. These COTS disks are rotated daily, the five working days of the week. Backups and Backup copies are scheduled during the evening of the five working days of the week.
Breaks down like this:
- Disks get loaded into the SAS appliance in the morning sometime (no set schedule, but they usually do it before 10AM)
- Backups kick off about 5:15 PM. Secondary destinations are configured to also write to the COTS disks
- Currently the Backup Copy Jobs are scheduled to sync daily at 10PM, however I can see a job running right now that in a few minutes is going to "fail" because it isn't finished yet. It's busy "Merging oldest incremental backup into full backup." I only really need the one restore point on the rotated disks, so I don't think I care about this, and it's also taking foreverrrr.
I've tried 4AM, I've tried 4PM... They generate errors because they try to sync and don't have enough time before they're either removed or the Backup Jobs start. I just don't know what "time" to schedule the Copy Job in my case. In fact, I don't really care to schedule the darn thing at all. I just want it to start copying AS SOON AS the Backup Job is done. That one time, one backup on those disks is all I need.
Is this possible, or need to be a feature request, or is there something I'm missing about how to schedule the Backup Copy Jobs?
I don't want to resort to scripting because that'll take me forever and a day to write, but I can if I have to. I tried something similar in V7 and I couldn't pull it off, where I was disabling the Copy jobs until the Backup job was successful and then I would enable the Copy job, and post-script the Copy job to disable itself on success. It just didn't work the way I'd hoped.