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Change Repository Per-VM Backup to Rotating Hard Drives?

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I have a secondary repository that stores Backup Copy jobs from my primary.
This repository is configured to use Per-VM Backup Files but is not a de-dupe appliance. Just a Dell box with a lot of drives.
In order to backup to multiple USB dives I will need to change from Per-VM to use Rotating Hard Drives.
Any known issues with making this change?

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Re: Change Repository Per-VM Backup to Rotating Hard Drives?

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Actually, Per-VM Backup Files and Rotated Hard Drivers are perpendicular settings. They have no effect on one other, or any dependencies, so you can enable and disable them separately at will. Thanks!

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Re: Change Repository Per-VM Backup to Rotating Hard Drives?

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Thank you for the quick answer.
Is it possible to create a second repository on the same box for use with USB drives?

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Re: Change Repository Per-VM Backup to Rotating Hard Drives?

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Yes, you can multiple repositories on the same box - different folder is more than enough for this.

Or you're planning to create both regular and rotated drive repositories on the same box?

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Re: Change Repository Per-VM Backup to Rotating Hard Drives?

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Well, that was what I was thinking.
One repo for Per VM backup copy jobs and one for rotating
USB drives for off site.

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Re: Change Repository Per-VM Backup to Rotating Hard Drives?

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As Anton's said those settings are not related to each other, so, I'm not sure whether I get the idea behind creating two repositories (especially if they are on the same box):

- one to point backup copy job to
- one to use with rotated drives (and what jobs will be pointed to it?)

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