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What is best way to do full backup monthly?

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Hi,
We would like to do full backup one per month. Does veeam create new VBK file for each full backup?
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Re: What is best way to do full backup monthly?

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Tan,

My understadning is that yes, everytime you run a "Full" backup you will indeed create a fresh VBK file :D

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Re: What is best way to do full backup monthly?

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Arnold,
Thank for reply. Will it have new name? Such file1.vbk, file2.vbk....
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Re: What is best way to do full backup monthly?

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Tan,

Yes, that would create another VBK file and rename your old one using the following mask:
file12010-06-30T201340.vbk (where 2010-06-03 is the creation date and 201340 is the creation time).

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Re: What is best way to do full backup monthly?

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Tan,

From memory it will rename the current VBK with the date and time added to the name and then put a new VBK file in place with the original name.

So if you had:

VM1.vbk and this was created on 1st May.

You then do a full backup on the 1st June. You would have a VM12010-05-01T115900.vbk and a fresh VM1.vbk.

Hope this helps :D

Anyone else, if this is wrong please correct me :D

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Arnold, you're absolutely correct :)

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Re: What is best way to do full backup monthly?

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Thank you so much for all answers. One more question please.
If we change backup target to new NAS (it is on local HDD on veeam server now), Do we have create new job?
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Tan, you can simply move backup files to the new destination, and change destination in the job settings. There is no need to re-create a job.

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Thanks, no more question for me. You guys are so helpful.

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Re: What is best way to do full backup monthly?

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Uh! I forgot to ask this. How can I schedule monthly backup such as First Friday every month?

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Hello Tan, this feature is not in the product right now - you can schedule weekly fulls only. The upcoming v5 release will have monthly full backup option.

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