Appreciate it's a strange request but here's the scenario. I've got a server that intermittently fails to use CBT (it's an old Windows Server 2003 R2 that used to be physical, don't judge please I'm retiring it ASAP). It is a SQL Server that has over 1TB of documents stored as files in standard Windows folders.
Now whenever CBT fails, my backup takes all night just for the one server, since it's not the only server in the job the replicas run into the day and it's painful at times. The attachments come in via email and we have our own third party cloud mail storage so in the event of a disaster our email records would remain intact so the documents don't bother me if I lost a few days worth.
Has anyone managed to/is it supported to do the following:
Replicate C drive and any DB disks & appropriate logs on a nightly backup.
Replicate Data drive Friday night to update the week. It's normally quick but if CBT fails it's got the weekend to process the data and if CBT fails during the week it's about 50-60GB total to process instead of 1-1.2TB of data.
If anyone else was facing this problem how did you set about eliminating it?
For extra info I'm using 100Mbit MPLS with WAN accelerator already so I can't throw much more at it that way.