Yet another GFS & Backup Copy question

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Yet another GFS & Backup Copy question

Veeam Logoby mkolus » Thu Mar 05, 2015 5:03 pm

First, i've read the manual and i still have doubts.

Let's say i need the following retention:

1) One daily backup for last week.
2) One weekly backup for the last month.
3) One monthly backup for the last year.

So, i've created two jobs:

1) Daily backup: Regular job
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   Restore points to keep on disk: 7
   Secondary target: GFS Backup copy job

2) GFS: Backup copy job
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   Copy every: 1 day.
   Restore points to keep: 7
   [x] Keep the following restore points for archival purposes
      Weekly: 4
      Monthly: 12
      Quartely: 0
      Yearly: 1


My questions are:

1) Will this work as intended?

2) What "Copy every" means exactly? I see that the job runs continuously.

3) What is the number of restore points in the backup copy context? Are those daily backups or what? is it related to what i asked in the previous question?
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Re: Yet another GFS & Backup Copy question

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Fri Mar 06, 2015 12:48 pm

1) Will this work as intended?

With the described settings there will be four weekly restore points and 12 monthly ones, which seems to be contrary to what you're willing to achieve. (1 monthly, 1 weekly)

2) What "Copy every" means exactly? I see that the job runs continuously.

Take a look at this post.

3) What is the number of restore points in the backup copy context? Are those daily backups or what?

Number of restore point preserved by simple mode. With copy interval being equal to 24 hours, it's related to number of daily restore points created by backup copy job.

Thanks.
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Re: Yet another GFS & Backup Copy question

Veeam Logoby mkolus » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:14 pm

Thanks Vladimir!
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Re: Yet another GFS & Backup Copy question

Veeam Logoby v.Eremin » Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:45 am

You're welcome. Feel free for additional clarification, should it be needed. Thanks.
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Re: Yet another GFS & Backup Copy question

Veeam Logoby claudiofolu » Mon Apr 06, 2015 5:47 pm

Vladimir,
In that exactly same scenario, what would the "restore points to keep" in the backup copy job (GFS) means?

He also didn´t mention anything about the set of a secondary target pointing to the GFS backup copy job in the backup jobs, is that necessary?
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Re: Yet another GFS & Backup Copy question

Veeam Logoby foggy » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:07 pm

claudiofolu wrote:In that exactly same scenario, what would the "restore points to keep" in the backup copy job (GFS) means?

The number of restore points in the regular backup copy job chain, that are kept aside the specified number of GFS restore points.

claudiofolu wrote:He also didn´t mention anything about the set of a secondary target pointing to the GFS backup copy job in the backup jobs, is that necessary?

You can do that if you want to link the backup job with the backup copy job.
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