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Veeam offsite backup - first backup

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Hello ,
on Veeam 7,
i want to setup a remote location over WAN.
i have a remote server ( proxy )  + site to site all set.

whats is the best practice to do the first full backup onsite and then import this " full backup " into the remote location.

i dont want to run the first full backup over the WAN also.
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by:Gerald Connolly
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You also need to think about how you are going to do the restore, not just the initial backup
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by:eli_migdal
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you havent ansewered my question
regarding restore its not problem ( close proximity )
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by:Gerald Connolly
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Sorry, that doesn't make sense, if you are worried about how long it's going to take to create the initial backup off-site, then it folllows, that a restore from off-site is also problematic, now if you are saying well we have a local backup to do the restore from, then you need to think about the scenario when that local backup might not be available.

I don't have any Veeam expertise so can't help you on details only process.
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by:MaximVeeam
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You can:

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Create a full backup using VeeamZIP functionality

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Store it to an external USB

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Send this USB with Fedex or any other shipment company to a remote site

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Import full backup on a remote site
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after i will import it , it will allow me to do incermantls backup on this backup ?
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by:Gerald Connolly
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@MAX, so what about restore, same process (in reverse) How are fulls and incremental/differentials combined?
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by:MaximVeeam
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after i will import it , it will allow me to do incermantls backup on this backup?
When your full backup will be on a remote site, you can use backup mapping (Backup copy job) - http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/70/vsphere/backup_copy_mapping_file.html
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after i will import it , it will allow me to do incermantls backup on this backup ?
This post on Veeam Help Center might be helpful -http://helpcenter.veeam.com/backup/70/vsphere/backup_copying_process.html
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