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7 Year retention policy

Veeam Logoby arun.kr » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:40 pm

Hello Guys,

Recently we have setup VBR for one of our clients. Client requirement is they want to keep the data onsite as well as offsite for 7 years.

while configuring backup job i came across the limitation of 999 days.

Infra -
vCenter & vSphere 6.0
VBR server
MSA onsite and offsite.

I need help on this. Let me know if my query lacking any required info.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: 7 Year retention policy

Veeam Logoby Vitaliy S. » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:36 pm

Hello,

Have you considered using backup copy jobs (with GFS retention policy enabled) for offloading the required backup to another media and then store it for 7 years?

Thank you!
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Re: 7 Year retention policy

Veeam Logoby arun.kr » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:07 am

Hello Vitaliy,

Thanks for the reply.
But we cannot use any additional device to achieve this task. We have MSA storage device on both locations. We even can't use replication feature of VBR as it requires an ESXi host offsite.

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Re: 7 Year retention policy

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:11 am

Arun, you could use local MSA for shorter retention of local backups and then send backups offsite to the remote MSA with backup copy jobs with GFS retention enabled, to meet your long-term retention requirements.
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Re: 7 Year retention policy

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:26 am

arun.kr wrote:while configuring backup job i came across the limitation of 999 days.

The limitation is 999 restore points, not days.
How often do you need to make backups? Daily backups for 7 years both offsite and onsite will require 365*7*2=5110 restore points. Do you have enough storage space?
If you schedule the job to run weekly, you will need just about 360 restore points(720 for 2 sites).
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Re: 7 Year retention policy

Veeam Logoby arun.kr » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:28 pm

Yes Guys, we have enough storage at onsite and offsite, same capacity of MSA. It is a client requirement that they want to retain data for 7 years onsite as well as offsite.

thanks Foggy, i reading about this and will see if it could fulfill our requirement. otherwise I ll stick with same requirement.

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