The following article will go through creating backup copy job. To complete this step, you will need to have set up a local backup job and connected to the iland backup provider. Please refer to our Quickstart Documentation for more information.
To make it simple, our team has prepared the below video which provides step-by-step instructions.
Alternatively, please follow the instructions that follow next.
Next, we will create the Backup Copy Job. This job will be configured so that when the Local Backup job runs, the Backup Copy Job will transfer the data to the Cloud Repository. This prevents additional load on your production VM as well as your backup infrastructure as Veeam does not need to write the production data across the public network during the backup job, Below are the optimal settings for the Backup Copy Job.
1. Go to View menu at the top of your Veeam console and click Backup Copy. You will be presented with New Backup Copy Job window.
a) Provide a name and description.
b) Copy Every: You can choose this time to best fit your needs. Typically, syncing once a day is enough. If the data on your server changes significantly every day, you may want to sync every 8 or 12 hours.
The job will only transfer new restore points. So if the local backup job only runs once a day the backup copy job will only transfer data one time.
c) Starting At: This option sets the time for Veeam to scan and transfer new backups. If your local backup job begins at 10 and finishes at 10:30, you may want to select 11 for this option. That will allow Veeam to see the new backup and transfer to iland as quickly as possible
2. Click Next to continue.
3. Click add and choose "from jobs..." to select a Local Backup Job that you would like to copy to the iland Secure Cloud infrastructure. Once you have selected your local Backup Job, click next.
4. Choose the Backup Repository given to you from iland.
a) Restore Points: Keeping 7 restore points will mirror the backup files of the local job. You may also set to save periodic backups for longer term retention. For testing purposes, you may leave this option set at 7. Keep in mind your storage quota when setting the retention and archive options on a Backup Copy Job.
b) From here, you may select to keep Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, or Yearly backups. These backups act as a separate chain from the daily jobs and will use the same amount of space as a full backup file. For instance, 4 Weekly backups will use up the space of 4 full backup files on top of the 7 days of daily retention.
5. Before clicking the Finish button, iland recommends that you first select the Advanced button.
6. Click on the Storage tab and set the Compression Level to Auto (recommended). You may enable encryption here if you wish to password protect the backup files on the iland side. This will require the password to be used when restoring these files. Keep in mind that Encryption can be enabled on a backup copy job regardless if the local backup job has encryption enabled or not.
7. You can complete the rest of the wizard with your preferences.