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Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5
User Guide for VMware vSphere

Switching Between Backup Methods

You can easily switch between backup methods. Veeam Backup & Replication does not transform the previously created chain. Instead, it creates a new backup chain next to the existing one in the following manner:

  • If you switch from the reverse incremental method to the forever forward incremental or forward incremental method, Veeam Backup & Replication creates a set of incremental backup files next to the reverse incremental chain. The full backup file in the reverse incremental chain is used as a starting point for incremental backup files.
  • If you switch from the forever forward incremental or forward incremental method to the reverse incremental method, Veeam Backup & Replication first creates a full backup file next to incremental backup files. During every new job session, Veeam Backup & Replication transforms this full backup file and adds reverse incremental backup files to the backup chain.
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