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Veeam Backup - Advanced Settings and Types of Backup

Posted on 2016-09-01
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Hi All,

This probably is  a RTFM question but i just need some clarification as to how to do backup and at the same time able to restore individual file back - I am little confused as to what Incremental (Forward) w/wo Synthetic  Full Backup and Active Full Backup.

I simply want to do

Daily Incremental backup keep for 7 days.
Week Full Backup and keep for 4 weeks.
Monthly Full Backup keep for 6 months.

Any advise appreciated.

Regards,

Michael
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Your solution here is to go for two backup jobs.

First job - daily, 7 days retention forward incremental.  No need to do periodic or synthetic fulls.

The second job is a Backup Copy job of the first job and here you can specify the retention you want for weekly and monthly.  See screenshot.  This is known as a GFS retention scheme (Grandfather, Father, Son).

Backup-Copy-Job-Target-Retentions.png
The restore points for archival purposes it keeps will always be full backups.  Use the Restore Point Simulator to see how much space you will need.
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Many thanks for clarifying and advise.
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