- Snapshot VM's every 2 hours
- Roll those Snaps to a full at the end of the week - Copy this backup offsite to our DR location
- Monthly backups to offsite and Tape every month
- Yearly backups - once per year
- Replicate core servers to DR daily
Continuous here means that once backup copy locates new restore points that match the specified "copy every" interval, it will start copying VM backup. So you would have to set "copy every" interval to match your backup job schedule (2 hours).So now if I wanted to copy the snapshots
No need to do that on both days because the difference between those two synthetics would be equal to one increment while two fulls would take a significant amount of space.With the Synthetic Full's, should I make these run on both Saturday and Sunday or just Sunday?
You can do that. Frequent fulls reduce restoration times because of smaller amount of incrementals to be consolidated, indeed, but requires more space as well.and would it be better to do a Synthetic during the week, on Thursday for example, to reduce time needed for restores?
not sure what you mean, please elaborate.how do I ensure a fresh Full is taken on Sunday with a Synthetic full taken on Thursday?
I don't see any problems with such schema. Synthetic on Thursday would be merciful to your production storage (in case you have 24 hours load) since it takes snapshot that is smaller than Active Full's snapshot. Active Fulls on Sundays will ensure that you have a restore point in case some of your incrementals were corrupted (synthetic full in this case will be corrupted as well).In this case would I just make it Incremental backups with a full on Thursday and Sunday?
No, it won't take new backups. GFS policy allows you to put your weeklies-monthlies-yearlies aside from your primary chain so those full restore points not get deleted by retention. Please check this guide for details. If you want to see how it works graphically, please follow the link.<...>will it condense the backups to one "Weekly" backup?<...>Or will it take new backups?
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