Good morning Veeam.
I would like to see if this feature may already be available, and if not then I would like to initiate a feature request.
As a backup specialist for an MSP, from time to time I get requests to export a single recovery point, multiple recovery points, or a whole recovery point chain for litigation, forensics, or retention standpoint.
If I needed to fill that request today I have the following options:
Environment: VMware and hyper-v backups. Individual servers are bundled in to various jobs (usually sorted by OS, 3-7 servers per job), we use reverse incremental backup and store between 30-60 daily recovery points.
1. Restore VM files for each requested VM from each required recovery point - time and disk space consuming.
2. Save the whole recovery point set which includes multiple VMs - won't work for this due disk space and privacy reasons if I have to provide the recovery points to a 3rd party because the set may include foreign VMs.
I could be wrong but I think that current behavior of the "backup copy job" is to copy the latest recovery point each time one is available. Would it be possible to add functionality to enable the backup copy job to pickup older recovery points during the initial run. For example:
We have 30 recovery points in the main repository. We create a second repository and the backup copy job will copy the latest recovery point #30. What if I wanted to keep similar retention to begin with? I would like option that would enable me to set copy existing recovery points by the number of recovery points (for example last 25 recovery points), or by date range (between 05/20/2016 to today) during the initial run.