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Backup Copy job

Post by MStraet » Aug 30, 2016 9:28 am

Hello,

I am facing an issue I do not know how to solve. This is the situation:

A customer of mine has a VMware infrastructure that is about 12.5 TB big. They have the following jobs configured:

Backup Job

Backup to a local QNAP
8 restore points
Synthetic full on Satureday

Backup Copy Job
Backup to a remote QNAP (in the same building)
7 Restore points

Now the customer wants an offsite backup they can save somewhere remote. So they bought 2 new QNAP's and they want to do the following.
Every last sunday of the month they want a full backup to that QNAP. When the backup is done they turn off the QNAP and take it offsite and place another QNAP for the following month.
Is this even possible? Would I need to setup a new Backup job that just runs on the last sunday of the month or would it be better to set a Backup Copy Job that keeps restore points for archival purposes?

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Re: Backup Copy job

Post by veremin » Aug 30, 2016 10:16 am

Is this even possible?
Sure, it is.
Would I need to setup a new Backup job that just runs on the last sunday of the month or would it be better to set a Backup Copy Job that keeps restore points for archival purposes?
It's up to you to choose between backup or backup copy job. In the former case the load would be put on production storage, as the data would be read from it. In the later - on local repository (local QNAP).

Also, either way you will need to enable this option in the setting of remote repository.

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Re: Backup Copy job

Post by MStraet » Aug 30, 2016 1:06 pm

Thank you for the answer.

Would these settings be correct if I were to choose one of the backup options. I would only need 1 RP for the full backup, correct?

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Re: Backup Copy job

Post by foggy » Aug 30, 2016 2:23 pm

If they need just a single full every last sunday of the month and QNAP is added as CIFS share, with the backup copy job you would need to set the copy interval to some big value (e.g. 99 days), script the backup copy job sync now command for every last Sunday of the month (via Windows Scheduler) and perform cleanup of existing backups prior to that. Backup copy job will create full backup on each run, no need to enable GFS.

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Re: Backup Copy job

Post by veremin » Aug 31, 2016 8:33 am

Would these settings be correct if I were to choose one of the backup options. I would only need 1 RP for the full backup, correct?
You can set whatever number you want, just make sure to specify correct schedule for it (schedule: monthly -> Last Sunday, active full periodically: monthly -> Last Sunday). Thanks.

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