Backup/Retention Topology Help

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Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby iainj » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:29 am

Dear Fellow Veeamers,
I am currently attempting to setup a backup topology/layout and would love to get some input as to how this could best be achieved.

Proposed Backup Retention/Layout


1.Daily Backups of VM Resource Groups to Local SAN at DC3 and will Store 30 days worth of Backups for quick recovery
2.DC1 (connected via a 1Gb link and is visible to DC3 Veeam server) will Store Monthly Backups (first will be full and then rest will be incremental – 1 Full Backup, 11 Incremental)
3.DC1 Shelf 2 – will store yearly backups (this will be a one-off full backup)

How could I best achieve the above and could it be achieved with 1 Job per Resource Group (per customer) with copy jobs, etc.

Thanks in Advance!!

Iain
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Re: Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:14 am

Hello Iain and welcome to the community!
Store Monthly Backups (first will be full and then rest will be incremental – 1 Full Backup, 11 Incremental)

I would recommend to have 12 full backups instead, first because number of changed blocks can be significant what makes increment as big as full backup, second because full backups don`t depend on each other.
So what you need is 1 backup job and 2 backup copy jobs with GFS retention.
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Re: Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby iainj » Sat Apr 22, 2017 1:12 am

Hey Shestakov!
Thanks for the info. Could you possibly explain the backup copy settings for that type of job?
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Re: Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:24 am

Create two backup copy jobs. Set 30 days as sync/copy interval for them. Set 2 as simple retention (restore points to keep). Enable GFS retention settings (keep the following restore points for archival purposes). Set 12 monthly points for the first job, and 1 yearly point for the second job.
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Re: Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby iainj » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:46 pm

Thank you for your help. So this is what I now have for the monthly job:
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Yearly:

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Does that Look about right an should I leave the copy every 30 days as is or push it to 100 for the yearly?

Thanks so much for all the help.
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Re: Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Apr 24, 2017 12:15 pm

Hello Iain.
Your jobs configuration looks fine.
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Re: Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby iainj » Tue Apr 25, 2017 10:40 pm

Many thanks :-)
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Re: Backup/Retention Topology Help

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Wed Apr 26, 2017 12:15 pm

You are welcome.
Once you have a question, don`t hesitate asking.
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