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I got a question that I'm hoping someone can help me with.
In my environment I have a backup job that is set to have 1000 restore points and it's only doing forward incremental. I don't have it set to create a synthetic full or active full periodically. Should I have it set to do a active full say every month? Or is leaving it on incremental fine? The last full backup was 134 day's ago on the first initial backup job. If I do set it to do a full backup once a 1 month, will that lower the amount of day's that I can go back to do a restore? Or is that all based on the amount of restore points I have it set to?
I do have another back up job that runs a active full once a month, and I also have replication jobs that run every 45mins with 47 restore points.
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If you want to go without periodic fulls, then reversed incremental is the preferred mode.
Forward incremental will have some performance impact from very long forever-incremental chains. So, if you want to keep 1000 restore points, it's a good idea to schedule a full backup periodically - for example, monthly - to break the incremental chain.
You can enable full backups at any time without any impact on already created restore points.
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We have suggested using GFS (weekly, monthly etc.) but they have declined that saying that the may need recovery for a specific date and monthly ore even weekly restore points is not sufficient.
What is the best way to do this?
Just 365 days forever incremental or is there a better way?
Base data is around 300 GB and I have not yet had a chance too analyse what the change rate is.
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I would recommend you to schedule a periodic full at least once a month.
If you want to go without periodic fulls, then reversed incremental is the preferred mode as was said by Anton above.
Also, if you are a service provider (registered in the VCSP program), you can apply to the VCSP forums via the user control panel.
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