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Backup copy job

Post by andreas2012 » Mar 04, 2019 6:31 am

Hi,

I have a backup job, that take full backup once a week and incremental between, it is configured to keep the last 14 backups.
Now I would like to make a copy of the latest full backup every time the full backup is running, and dump this to another repository.

So if i run a full backup on monday, the copy job should copy this full backup to another repository, then 14 days later, when a new full backup is running, it should copy this but then remove the oldest full backup, so that I only have one full backup on the other repository.

Hope this was understanding

Thanks for answer.

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Re: Backup copy job

Post by foggy » Mar 04, 2019 10:55 am

Hi Andreas, backup copy doesn't copy files but creates restore points on target copying data blocks required to build the latest VM state available on source. You cannot have just a single restore point on target, the minimum retention for the backup copy job is 2. So if you set the copy interval to 14 days, it will create a restore point on target bi-weekly, but you will have one full and one increment restore point there.

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Re: Backup copy job

Post by andreas2012 » Mar 06, 2019 7:14 am

Hi,

Thanks for your reply.

Ok I think I understand, so i must have 1 full backup file, and 1 incremental file on the backup-copy storage device.
So would it be right then to configure it like this ?

https://ibb.co/xLDmyfN
https://ibb.co/F3XYZLz

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Re: Backup copy job

Post by Andreas Neufert » Mar 06, 2019 9:08 am

The outcome of this would be...
every 14 days we look after 0:00 for new restore points and transport the next restore point to the backup copy target.
There we keep 2 restore points. The latest restore point will be kept as incremental and every run this incremental will be merged into the full file which then represents the oldest restore point.

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Re: Backup copy job

Post by andreas2012 » Mar 07, 2019 7:31 pm

Hi,

Thanks, my head does not seem to get around this backup-copy-job thing..hehe.
Say for example if I would like to keep 3 full backups, would I need to configure it like this then ?
Will it then store 3 months back + latest incremental

https://ibb.co/x1mq2wp

Sorry for beeing to stupid here :)

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Re: Backup copy job

Post by foggy » Mar 12, 2019 12:40 pm

No, in this case you will have a regular chain consisting of a full backup + 3 increments and a single monthly full backup.

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