I am setting this topic up so other people/users and forum staff/developers can have their talk as well and maybe I can find another way for my backup copy job, because right now backup copy job is not working like it should for me.
I have a backup to my NAS. Retention policy 14. Everything is working perfectly. Now I am doing a backup copy job, that is going to the external hard disk connected to the NAS. Those are rotated drives.(Why? The manager can take it with him to home, in case something happens in the building). I did set it up as a rotated drive in the settings panel of the infrastructure.
My External hard disk is 3TB. I have 2 of them. 3 VM's of 750GB each. Total is 2250GB. Now A backup copy job should make a Full backup on the external harddisk and then it will make an incremental with synthetic backup. That would fit nicely on my 3TB external hard drive. The issue is, it is making a new full backup. 2250+2250GB = More then 3GB. (Yes is know that Veeam does a good job at compression but I did put roughly easy figures). I have set up 2 retention policy for the backup copy job. So 1 Full and 1 Incremental. That's it.
Summary about my Backup Copy Job setup:
- 1 NAS
- 2 External rotated drives, each 3TB
- 3 VM's, each size is 750GB, total is 2250GB
- Retention policy: 2
I am open to any ideas and I hope we can come up with a great solution that I would benefit and all other users that would love to set it up just like me. Thank you.