Backup jobs configured with 'Offsite Copy' do not copy recovery points (.v2i) automatically to the offsite destination once it becomes available when the offsite destination is a network share or FTP.

Article:TECH59616  |  Created: 2010-01-09  |  Updated: 2013-10-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH59616
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Backup jobs configured with 'Offsite Copy' do not copy recovery points (.v2i) automatically to the offsite destination once it becomes available when the offsite destination is a network share or FTP.


Solution



When Offsite Copy is enabled for a backup job, after the backup job finishes creating recovery points, Offsite Copy verifies that at least one of the Offsite Copy destinations are available. Offsite Copy then begins copying the new recovery points to the Offsite Copy destination.
 
The most recent recovery points are copied first, followed by the next newest recovery points. If there are two Offsite Copy destinations set up, Offsite Copy copies recovery points to the destination that was added first. If an Offsite Copy destination is unavailable, Offsite Copy tries to copy recovery points to the second destination if it is available. If neither destination is available, then Offsite Copy copies the recovery points the next time an Offsite Copy destination becomes available.
 
NOTE: The above feature of copying recovery points automatically to a offsite location is applicable only when offsite location is an external/removable drive (USB, Firewire). This feature is not designed for network drives or any network location such as FTP.



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302859


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH59616


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