B2D2T with some GRT and B2T thrown in for good measure
Hope someone could give this the once over to see if my logic is flawed
Policy 1 - 3 servers backup VM Image to disk and duplicate to tape.
Policy 2 - 10 servers backup VM Image to tape
Policy 3 - 3 servers, backup VM Image and GRT using RAWS agent to backup a particular share of the 1 file server and system state (for the 2 domain controllers) and duplicate to tape
All to the one tape in a tape library
This has to happen on a daily and a monthly basis
I am assuming............... I am going to need to run 3 backup jobs (using policies) , with the 2nd and 3rd policies appending to the one tape.
I also want to kick of policy 1 and 2 at the same time to reduce the backup window:
9:00pm Policy 1 starts backup to disk
9:00pm Policy 2 startes backup to tape (overwrite tape)
9:30pm Policy 1 completes backup to disk and waits for policy 2 to complete before duplicating the B2D and appending it to the tape in use
10:00pm Policy 2 completes backup to tape
10:01pm Policy 1 acquires tape and appends duplicate to tape
10:15pm Policy 3 kicks off waiting for tape to be made available
10:30pm Policy 1 completes
10:31pm Policy 3 acquires tape and appends to tape
12:00pm Policy 3 finishes
I suppose I could do this all with one policy? , but i thought it would be easier to explain as 3 separate.
ETA: I also assume that for a policy if I tick use GRT (for the RAWS) the VMDK and the sytem state (or files) will be backed up in one pass. (I have not used GRT before)