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What happens if during backup copy job primary backup starts

Veeam Logoby complexxL9 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:20 pm

So as the title asks what would happen if during backup copy job which is currently in progress, suddenly the primary backup job would start according to it's schedule? Would that interrupt the backup copy? Should I plan accordingly so backup copy always have time to finish before next primary backup job (for same VM) runs?
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Re: What happens if during backup copy job primary backup st

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:02 am

Hello Aurimas,
complexxL9 wrote:So as the title asks what would happen if during backup copy job which is currently in progress, suddenly the primary backup job would start according to it's schedule? Would that interrupt the backup copy?

No, backup copy job will not be interrupted.
Backup copy job has several phases. As mentioned in the user guide,
the synchronization phase starts according to the predefinted time interval. At the beginning of a new interval, Veeam Backup & Replication checks if a new restore point is available on the source backup repository. And if a new restore point is found, the backup copy job starts the synchronization process and copies the latest VM restore point from the source backup repository to the target backup repository. In a case new restore point appears during the next phases(transform, post-job activities), the backup copy job process will be still finished.

So, yes, you should plan your jobs` schedule keeping in mind their durations.
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Re: What happens if during backup copy job primary backup st

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Mar 15, 2015 2:11 pm

Actually backup copy job will be interrupted if it overlaps with the source backup job > Help with backup copy job (continuous)
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Re: What happens if during backup copy job primary backup st

Veeam Logoby Gostev » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:17 pm

Interrupted in v7, suspended (paused) in v8.

From What's New document:
Backup Copy suspend: A Backup Copy job is now suspended when source backup files are locked by another job or process, such as a restore or full backup file transformation, instead of just failing.
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Re: What happens if during backup copy job primary backup st

Veeam Logoby complexxL9 » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:40 am

Thank you for answers, however in my experience with v8 is that backup copy fails after trying to resume and in the result backup copy restore points are unusable.
The workaround I currently use is to disable copy job, remove copy backups from repository and enable copy job again, but this causes full backup copy over WAN and takes a long time, so I need to find some other solution to this problem.
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2015.03.17 17:23:37 :: Error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. Failed to create or open file [\\<ip>\veeam\Copy-RDS\Copy-RDS2015-03-17T070000.vib]. Failed to download disk. End of file Failed to upload disk. Agent failed to process method {DataTransfer.SyncDisk}.

case ID 00834070.
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[MERGED] Job Priority ?

Veeam Logoby kubimike » Mon Jun 26, 2017 11:24 pm

Hello, if a backup copy job is running, and it happens to come upon the primary job window will the backup copy job stop ? How would this play out?

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Re: What happens if during backup copy job primary backup st

Veeam Logoby PTide » Tue Jun 27, 2017 9:37 am

Hi,

Primary backup job has a priority over backup copy job, so if an overlap somehow occurs then some the tasks that require backup copy job to lock backup files will be placed on hold until the primary job is done using the files. Please check this article for more details.

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