Veeam Backup and the maintenance of a Reverse Incremental Job

Veeam reverse incremental backups are since their introduction one of the most appreciated features among their users. At the price of an increase in I/O on the backup storage when compared with a traditional incremental backup, it allows for a single full backup file and a long chain of increments, thus offering huge savings on disk space.
However many users ignore that even a Reverse Incremental backups are not “Set and Forget”. Even if a reversed chain can be years long, this kind of usage is not recommended, rather it can lead to several problems.