Just beginning to investigate Full Synthetic backups to help reduce our backup window - our file server (over a million files) now takes roughly 19 hours to both backup and verify to a Dedupe disk.
Our current policy incrementally backs up daily (Mon-Thurs) with a full weekly backups on Friday and and a full monthly on the last Friday of the month. Corresponding jobs duplicate these backups to tape.
I have a couple of queries that I wonder if anyone can help with;
1 - I've undertand Synthetic jobs only work with file system backups - can anyone recommend a way to setup polices to account for VM/SQL/Exchange backups with minimal complication?
2 - How would I ensure that this mixture of backups are duplicated to the same tape every day? I want our tapes to continue to have either the incremental or full backups of everything and be automatically ejected at the end.
3 - I've read that Synthetic backups to Dedupe storage is not supported, at least in older version of BE; is that still true for version 20.3?
I'm so used to the Grandfather-father-son way of doing things - am I looking at this in the wrong way?
If anyone can help or point me in the right direction it's appreciated.