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Backup Job Configurations

Post by petersrang » Jan 09, 2019 3:01 am

Hi Teams,

I need your input advice whether my job configurations are correct.

Plan : To create 2 backup Job for our VMware vSphere
1. Daily Incremental and Weekly Backup
2. Archive Backup (Weekly, Monthly, Yearly)

Note:-
Server OS Windows 2012 R2 Std
Storage-StoreOnce 3540

Below the Configurations Image
1. Daily Incremental and Weekly Backup

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2. Archive Backup (Weekly, Monthly, Yearly)

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by DGrinev » Jan 09, 2019 9:28 am

Hi Peter and welcome to the community!

The settings above are correct.
Can you clarify what the goal, also share the interval for the backup copy job and the retention policy of the source job.

I've fixed the image links. Thanks!

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by petersrang » Jan 10, 2019 5:30 am

Hi DGrinev

Thanks a lot for you supportive respond. Our goal as below.

Backup Job 1: As a daily backup routine
- Backup to StoreOnce Disk using Catalyst Protocol
- Retention policy: 180 (6 months-to comply with company audit policy)
- Backup: Incremental with Active full backup on Weekly, Saturday

Backup Job 2 (Backup Copy) : For Archived backup
- Backup to StoreOnce Disk using Catalyst Protocol with (Create Separate Stores)
- Copy every 1 Day Starting 12:00 AM
- Restore points to keep: 7
- Keep the folloeing restore points as full backups for archival purposes:

Weekly backup: 4, Saturday
Monthly backup:12, 30 day of the month
Quarterly backup:0, First Saturday of the quarter
Yearly backup: 3, 31 day of December

Tick the "read the entire restore point from source......."

Please advice if my plan are good or any comments are welcome.

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by DGrinev » Jan 10, 2019 2:25 pm

Hi Peter,

The setting look good, the only thing I'd recommend is to review the existing thread regarding using deduplication storage as primary target. Thanks!

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by petersrang » Jan 11, 2019 2:38 am

Hi DGrinev

Thanks for still feedback to my case.

Both of the existing Backup Job and Backup Copy using deduplicationg type Repo and store to the same storage.

At the moment the we have 2 Datacenter. The ESXi host at Production DC and the StoreOnce at DR DC. For best solution, I will be propose using below method.

1. Purchased new StoreOnce then configure replication between StoreOnce_01 to StoreOnce_02 (New)
2. Purchased new StoreOnce then configure backup repo as below:-
Backup Job 1 (Daily) ---> Store the repo inside StoreOnce_01
Backup Copy (Archived) ---> Store the repo inside StoreOnce_01

As I'm new to Veeam, hope my plan look good and easy to understand both of us and customer.

Any comments please drop.

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by DGrinev » Jan 11, 2019 8:52 am

Hey,

The described scenario should work, but keep in mind you should create 2 separate ObjectStores on the StoreOnce_01 and create 2 repositories, since you cannot use the same repository as source and target for the backup copy job. Thanks!

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by petersrang » Jan 15, 2019 2:45 am

Hi DGrinev

Yes, I created separate different ObjectStores and Repo. That mean one backup job refer to one Repor and store at One ObjectStore.

Thanks a lot for you guide and support.It's more clear now.

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by petersrang » Jan 17, 2019 4:21 am

Hi DGrinev

I still need you support regarding my Backup Job. This is regarding the backup settings. Currently I set as below.

Incremental (recommended)

[untick] create synthetic full backups periodically

Active full backup
[Tick] Create active full backups periodically

Weekly on selected days:
Saturday

Question:
It's correct settings or should I "Tick" on create synthetic full backups periodically and set to Saturday too?

Please advise, other member comments are welcome too

Thanks.

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by DGrinev » Jan 17, 2019 10:36 am

Nope, you should choose one option which determines how your full backups will be created.
Please review articles in the User guide for additional information: Active Full or Synthetic Full. Thanks!

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Re: Backup Job Configurations

Post by foggy » Jan 17, 2019 11:08 am

You can actually have both of them, it just doesn't make sense to have them scheduled similarly. For example, a good practice is to have weekly synthetic fulls and an active full once a month or something like that.

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