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randomb
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Forward Incr. max restore points

Post by randomb » Apr 25, 2013 4:53 pm

hello,

we have a customer with +2 tb data og many changes of data daily.

Currently there is 2 jobs:

1 forward incremental daily with 70 restore points
1 forward incremental daily with 14 restore points to seperate iscsi storage for tape archive

im wondering with the local ( 70 restore points)

is this a dangerous approach to maximum datastorage? i wish to storage so long possible ? but what is the practice here and what do others to to archive long term veeam storage?

anyone in for a chip? :)

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Re: Forward Incr. max restore points

Post by chadtandy » Apr 25, 2013 4:57 pm

For our long term archiving we use weekly forward incrementals and then do synthetic fulls/transform to rollbacks on the weekends. This way during the week we are able to archive the full off to tape. We are doing this with several 1-2 TB VBKs.

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Re: Forward Incr. max restore points

Post by randomb » Apr 25, 2013 5:14 pm

Hello Chad

i forgot to mention booth of these jobs do weekly incremetal

but im considering changing stragtegy regarding active fulls..

Im just wondering if this is the best way to do it? i wish i could go even further on the restore points but i dont know what people are using?

im considering:

1job with 30 restore points for daily
1job with 12 restore points for monthly

anyone can vouch for that?

i dont see the real benefits for reverse incremental though even if someone could convince me thats the way to go?

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Re: Forward Incr. max restore points

Post by dellock6 » Apr 25, 2013 10:35 pm

Hi Lars,
with 70 restore points, reverse incremental can saves you 9 full backup files. Depending on what is the size of one of your VBK full backups, it could be a lot.
On the other side, forward incremental offers the least level of I/O load for the backup storage, while both reverse incremental or forward+fransform have higher I/O penalty on the backup storage (shameless plug, I wrote about it here: http://www.virtualtothecore.com/en/?p=3027)

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Re: Forward Incr. max restore points

Post by Vitaliy S. » Apr 27, 2013 1:38 pm

randomb wrote:im considering:

1job with 30 restore points for daily
1job with 12 restore points for monthly
I do not see any issues with this jobs configuration, just make sure you have enough space on the target repository.
randomb wrote:but im considering changing stragtegy regarding active fulls..
And here is a good topic on how often full backups are recommended to run: How often do I need a full backup?

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