Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

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Re: Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

Veeam Logoby mvank » Wed May 21, 2014 1:15 pm

Unfortunately not working for me, ran a active full job, copied both VBK file and VBM file to media to transfer to target location, refreshed repository and backup is recognized (imported).
When creating backup copy job and trying to map it to the transfered backup file, i got the message "No Backup is attached. Cannot map a backup"
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Re: Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Wed May 21, 2014 2:54 pm 1 person likes this post

This error is typical for the case where the full backup from the existing backup chain is used for mapping (not a separate active full backup with no incrementals). If you're positive you're using a single active full VBK, I suggest contacting support to take a look at your logs.
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Re: Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

Veeam Logoby mvank » Thu May 22, 2014 6:50 am

foggy wrote:This error is typical for the case where the full backup from the existing backup chain is used for mapping (not a separate active full backup with no incrementals). If you're positive you're using a single active full VBK, I suggest contacting support to take a look at your logs.


What i did, started manually an active full, when the job completed, copied both files (VBK and VBM) to target, but no luck.
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Re: Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Thu May 22, 2014 9:53 am

Most likely VBM contains info about previous increments. You should create a separate one-time job containing the same VMs to get standalone full backup file with VBM suitable for mapping (or generate VBM file from scratch).
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[MERGED]: Two NAS devices at different locations

Veeam Logoby mr2nut123 » Mon May 23, 2016 1:45 pm

Is there a way to pre-seed a full backup job to a NAS, then move it to another physical site (has a different IP range but a constant VPN) and then configure a backup copy job to replicate only changes to the remote site on a daily basis? I have configured Hyper-V in the past to do this across two Windows Servers, but was hoping I could do the same to two NAS devices using Veeam.

They have quite a fast 15mb connection at either end with a Cisco VPN, but I don't think sending 1.7TB initially would be an option :)
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Re: Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

Veeam Logoby PTide » Mon May 23, 2016 2:31 pm

You can use seeding (if you want to start the chain anew) or backup copy job mapping. This thread might be useful too, please take a look.

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[MERGED] seeding a backup copy job

Veeam Logoby bensaida » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:23 pm

Hi,

I created new local backup copy jobs using a backup job as source.
Can I seed that job with the backup job to speed up the process by copying its files onto the new local backup copy repository?

Thanks,
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Re: Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:29 pm

Yes, you can do that. Just copy files to the target repository, rescan it and map the job. Here's a dedicated KB article as well.
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[MERGED] export most recent full backup file from a reposito

Veeam Logoby puderbaer » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:17 pm

Hello all,

I have a remote repository configured as a target for a backup copy job. In this repository are multiple monthly full backups located, corresponding to our archive policy. Now I'm getting out of space and unfortunately I can't expand the volume further more because I forgot to use the /L option during formatting the disk.
Is it possible to extract only the most actual fullbackup file (xx_M.vbk), import it into a new repository and use this as the source for a new copy job (seeding)?
I don't want to move the whole content of the old repository to a new repo because I would need to copy about 30 TB of backup files. In addition, I guess I will lose the Windows dedup savings during data copy.

Thank you.

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Re: Seeding offsite backup files for a Backup Copy Job

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:15 pm

Hi Uwe, yes, this is possible. However, you would need a standalone full, not the one taken out of the existing chain. Review the thread above for more information.
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