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Scheduling backups

Veeam Logoby stephane95 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:20 am

Hello,
I would like to do this schedule:
Daily job Mon to Sat
Weekly job every sunday except the first sunday
Monthly the first sunday of the month except in january
Yearly The first sunday of january

I could not find the way to st up the weekly and monthly job.
For the weekly , I can set up 4 different jobs to schedule it the second sunday / third sunday / fourth sunday and it looks cool. But when there are 5 sunday in the month, there is no backup this sunday.
The option last sunday is sometimes the fourth one so there are 2 backups the same day...

Any idea on which process should I use ?
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Re: Scheduling backups

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:58 am

Hello Stephane, haven't you considered using backup copy jobs that natively allow to implement such GFS retention in a single job?
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Re: Scheduling backups

Veeam Logoby stephane95 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Yes I have a look on the Backup copy job.
But the volume of data is huge.
With backup copy if I want to keep restore points for achival purpose I have all these full backup:
Weekly: 4
Monthly : 12
Yearly: 10

By doing a backup:
Weekly: 1 full and 3 "small" vib files
Monthly: 1 full and 11 "small" vib files
Yearly: 1 full and 9 "smal"l vib files

Or perhaps, I'm wrong ???
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Re: Scheduling backups

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:49 pm

Correct, all GFS restore points are full backups. If you need separate incremental chains for each retention level, then you need a separate backup jobs for them. (Though chances are monthly and yearly incrementals will be comparable to full backups in size, die to the amount of changes occurred).

I do not see an issue with the monthly job, since you can select months explicitly. So the only issue here is with the weekly job that shouldn't run on the first Sunday of the month, but this can be addressed with the help of scripting.
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Re: Scheduling backups

Veeam Logoby stephane95 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:44 pm

I don't know how to set up a schedule for the weekly job. All the Sunday except the first one.

About scripting, I didn't know about scripting. Scipt in veeam or in windows ? Do you have an example ?
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Re: Scheduling backups

Veeam Logoby foggy » Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:35 pm

You can check the day and trigger the job via PowerShell. I believe there were some similar requests in the corresponding subforum.
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