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move backup offsite

Post by mancio »

I have one Veeam server with a iSCSI NAS repository attached on it.
I configured a backup job (full+diff) that backups 10 VM from ESXi to the repository.

I need every two months, backup full of two VMs to be taken out of office with a second NAS.
Every two mouths, I need to move full backup of two VMs out of the office, using a second NAS.

What is the correct procedure?
Can I copy .vbk files manually from source repository to second NAS?

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Re: move backup offsite

Post by chris.childerhose »

I would connect the second NAS and do a Backup Copy job for the requirements you need; then, you can take the NAS offsite but will need to bring it back every two months. If the NAS is already offsite, does your storage support Replication from NAS to NAS? That might be another option.
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Re: move backup offsite

Post by PetrM » 1 person likes this post


I think you should use Export feature and copy the exported backups to a secondary NAS by File Copy job. You can also consider a backup copy job to comply with the 3-2-1 rule and enable monthly GFS-cycles, but in this case you'll have incremental files also on your secondary destination.

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