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Seeding Question

Veeam Logoby kslaught21 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:51 pm

We are trying to seed a backup copy job for one of our Cloud Connect clients. Running into an issue where the second (job run) is filling up our NAS and the job is failing. I think the issue is the minimum 2 restore points for the Backup Copy job. Can we just create a regular backup job pointed to the NAS as the repository, only have 1 restore point, and use that as a seed to move to the Cloud? Would the cloud job then need to be a regular backup job, or could we create a new backup copy job and point to that .vbk file as the seed?
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Re: Seeding Question

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:38 pm

Hello,
Yes, one restore point(vbk) is enough for the seeding, however minimum number of restore points for backup copy job is 2.
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Re: Seeding Question

Veeam Logoby kslaught21 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:49 pm

Thanks for the reply...so I guess my question is, can we create a regular backup job (NOT a copy job) to generate a .vbk to be used as a seed, since with a regular backup job you can set it to 1 restore point? I'm assuming since we ran our NAS out of space it corrupted the entire chain and we'll have to start over (at least I have seen this in the past with seeding).
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Re: Seeding Question

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:57 pm

Correct.
That`s how seeding usually works. You can produce a full backup locally with the basic backup job, transfer the backup to the secondary repository and use it there as a seed for backup copy job.
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