The question is in the title 😄: How do you use Surebackup Job?
I ll not remade the speech why it’s important to apply the 3-2-1-1-0 rule and why we have to perform restore tests at recurring intervals. A backup it’s good, a verified backup without errors it’s better !
Personally I have two use cases
The first one: Application Group
I create a dedicated job for an application group, when I need to create a sandbox, test specifics roles with vms who must be interconnected or if I need to test only one VM for troubleshoot for example.
In the configuration of my surebackup job I select only my Application group.
The second : Linked Job
In this case, I want to test all my VMs in backup jobs. Unlike a job in Application Group mode, which starts one vm at a time and if one of the tests on a vm fails, the job fails immediately.
With the Linked Job option, Veeam can start several vms in the Datalab environment in parallel, if a test fails on one vm the job continues to perform checks on the remaining machines.
In the configuration of my surebackup job I select only the “Linked Jobs” and I tune if necessary the roles, tests and other values.
Do you use a mix of Application group and Linked Job in the same job ?
I see an use case when you need to test some roles on vms which need to have access to a Domain controller, in this case you could start you Application Group containing your DC first.
Waiting for you feedback :)