The setup is as follows
Physical server Windows 2022 with OS drive (mirrored 500GB) and DATA drive (RAID6 22TB), this server is domain joined and will contain a Windows file share for the site users on the 22TB drive. The NTFS permissions setup is vital and will use Active Directory Groups. The current size of shared data is 4TB.
Veeam B&R Ver11 server (community) is not domain joined, has about 45TB of SAS attached storage
Three backup choices for physical server
- Backup job, File Share, Files and Folders, choose the site share to backup nightly, keep all file versions for 12 months
- My other thought was doing a Backup job, Windows Computer, Server, Entire Computer, Retention policy (only has days) not sure about this as I want more retention but understand the 7 days is about “whole computer” restore, whereas my retention needs are for the share data
- Go to the physical Windows 2022 server and install the Veeam Windows Agent to get a bare metal restore backup setup and have it be managed by the Veeam server (have not actually walked through this yet)
My thought process has me only backing up the shared data on the physical server because as long as I have that I’m good, but my uncertainty has me paralyzed.
I’d appreciate and words of wisdom or thoughts on how to set this up, correctly. I know the choices all cover the data but the retention on #2 is odd, not sure about #3 retention.