With backup copy, you can create several instances of a backup and copy them to secondary (target) backup repositories for long-term storage. Target backup repositories can be located in the same site as the source backup repository or can be deployed off-site. Since the backup copy has the same format as the original backup, you can restore VM data directly from the backup copy in case a disaster strikes. For more information on the backup copy functionality, see the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Backup Copy.
To copy backups to a secondary backup repository, do the following:
- In the Veeam Backup & Replication console, open the Home view.
- In the inventory pane, select Jobs and click Backup Copy on the ribbon.
- Create a backup copy job as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Creating Backup Copy Jobs.
Note that you can copy backups to Veeam Cloud Connect repositories if a service provider is added to Veeam Backup & Replication. You can also restore VMs from backup copies stored in those repositories if you use Veeam Cloud Connect version 12.
Alternatively, you can create a copy of a backup without configuring a job as described in the Veeam Backup & Replication User Guide, section Copying Backups.