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External backup

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:36 pm

Hi guys
one of our customer chose to run the backup external to a External Media
we've configured the backup to external hard disk of 2 TB.
is there is anyway to encrypt the backup files ? i've seen a possibility to encrypt the configuration backup with a password.
is this enough or i need to encrypt the files too ?
let say someone took the hard disk, he wouldn't be able to read the backups files without password of the configuration backup ?

what is the best scenario to create a backup to the external media.
File copy of backup copy ?

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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:47 am

Hi,

Please check Backup Job Options - Storage - Advanced - Storage - Encryption. Is that what you need? Also please note, that there is a loss protection feature available.

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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby PTide » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:56 am

what is the best scenario to create a backup to the external media
The better option is to use a Backup Copy Job. Main reasons are:

- Backup Copy Job copies backups wisely, i.e. it does not perform transfer of data that's been already copied whereas File Copy copies the whole directory/file during the run.
- Backup Copy Job creates a ready-to-restore separate backup chain with an independent retention period. You don't have to map your backups if you use - Backup Copy Job, in contrast to copying backups with File Copy Job.

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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:49 am

PTide wrote:
what is the best scenario to create a backup to the external media
The better option is to use a Backup Copy Job. Main reasons are:

- Backup Copy Job copies backups wisely, i.e. it does not perform transfer of data that's been already copied whereas File Copy copies the whole directory/file during the run.
- Backup Copy Job creates a ready-to-restore separate backup chain with an independent retention period. You don't have to map your backups if you use - Backup Copy Job, in contrast to copying backups with File Copy Job.

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Thank you for your answer
if i chose this it will copy the same files over and over
what about the storage ?
does it delete olds files ? if i chose older than specifieque period ?
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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby PTide » Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:04 pm

does it delete olds files ? if i chose older than specifieque period ?
There is no such option as "delete older than". There is an option to set how many restore points to keep, combined with an accurate scheduling, it allows to configure a very specific retention policy for your backups, so your outdated backups get pruned automatically.

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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:22 pm

PTide wrote:
does it delete olds files ? if i chose older than specifieque period ?
There is no such option as "delete older than". There is an option to set how many restore points to keep, combined with an accurate scheduling, it allows to configure a very specific retention policy for your backups, so your outdated backups get pruned automatically.

Thank you.

Thank you for your answer.
the Copy job has the option to copy every 1 hr.
is it possible to chose to do this only once each Sunday ?
can't seem to find this .

only Every " HOUr / MINUTES "
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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Sun Aug 16, 2015 7:53 pm

Hi Julien,
You can make the backup copy job to start the synchronization process once in 7 days to achieve your goal.
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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:04 am

Shestakov wrote:Hi Julien,
You can make the backup copy job to start the synchronization process once in 7 days to achieve your goal.
Thanks!

thank you
find it
i've disabled the weeks and office hrs to no sync and enable it just on sunday
much appreciate it
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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby Shestakov » Mon Aug 17, 2015 8:42 am

Perfect. Should work just like you want.
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Re: External backup

Veeam Logoby jamerson » Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:41 pm

Shestakov wrote:Perfect. Should work just like you want.

I am testing now thanks,
will report back if there are any complication
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