Backup to tape and backup to disk (no duplicate) possible?
For backing up a large server (6TB) with a lot of files (4 million+) in a lot of folders (400.000+) I am running out of time for creating a backup to disk and a backup to tape before the tapes are taken offsite on Mondays.
I have optimized everything I can on the dedupe side and also on the tapedrive side so the performance I have now is what it is.
One alternative is to stop backing up this machine to dedupe storage but that kind of defeats the purpose of what we want to achieve for this machine (apart from the fact that we'll run into space issues).
So I was thinking:
What if I create separate jobs for this machine:
- 1 job is straight backup to tape to avoid the rehydration lag from dedupe
- 1 job is straight backup to dedupe storage
And then I first run the backup to tape so that it can be taken offsite on Mondays and after that I run the backup to disk so we have fast restores and fast recovery in case of a server failure
Is this possible? Or will those two jobs interfere with each other?
Thanks for your advice,