does veeam archive guarantees that archived data will be readable for 10-30 years? We need to ensure that archived data will be readable due to company requirements.
We are using the archive extent in the scale outs. Configured with a gfs retention. They are stored as full backups.
People are saying that a backup tool is not an archive tool. I would like to avoid useing another archive tool. We need something offical.
Best answer by Mildur
I think, Veeam will guarantee you, that the offloaded vbk in the archive tier is compatible with newer versions of the product.
But Veeam do not guarantee that a block/object is readable. Therefore, you need to test your backups, that they are restorable. On storage, corruption can always happen. Not only on premise, but in the cloud on Amazon or Azure too.
AGuarantee, that a stored data is readable should come from the storage vendor. But even them do not guarantee that.
Test - Test - Test your restore possibility.