Running Veeam B&R 188.8.131.521 (11a? and fairly current)
I was advised by our veeam rep to use a backup copy job to accomplish what I was trying to do. Basically:
we have a daily backup job to disk with 60 days of restore points, and weekly full backups on Saturdays. I want to move a copy of ONLY the weekly full from this job to a different datastore that’s part of a scale-out repository, most specifically to use the backup copy job’s ability to apply GFS retention to what it’s copying
Unfortunately the scheduling options for the periodic backup copy job leave a lot to be desired.
The only option you have is “run this job every X days at Y time” - that’s it.
Considering that normal backup jobs get a wide variety of scheduling options (most importantly in this case “run on specific day of the week” or “run after specific backup job”) it seems odd that none of these extremely useful options are available within backup copy jobs.
Instead the only option is “run every 7 days” which means I basically have to manually enable the backup copy job on Saturday, and then hope that no one ever disables it or does something that puts it off-schedule. If it somehow gets off-cycle and starts running every 7 days starting on a Sunday, since periodic only grabs the latest restore point it’s just going to be copying a random incremental instead of the standalone full from Saturday.
It would be super ideal in this case if I could simply say “run this backup copy job every Saturday at 10pm and only grab the latest restore point” or even “run immediately after this other job finishes”
Does that make sense, or am I just trying to use this feature in a dumb way?
Best answer by MildurView original