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Shedule Incremtal, Full-S and Full-A

Post by Raimondas.Visnevskis » Jun 06, 2014 4:02 pm

Hello,

I am trying to set VBR 7 to run as follows:

Mon-Thurs / Incrementals
Friday / Full-S

Furthermore, i want to set and active Full to run every four weeks on a Friday.

I am trying to sheduli this using powershell.

I have created a .ps1 file that will run the job and i can run it using windows sheduling.

How would i shedule it so that it would run incrementals Mon-Thu and synthetic full on Friday, but would also run an active full every four weeks on Friday?

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Re: Shedule Incremtal, Full-S and Full-A

Post by veremin » Jun 07, 2014 9:19 am

Mon-Thurs / Incrementals
Friday / Full-S
If I were you, I would schedule this part via GUI and leave the rest to PS.
Furthermore, i want to set and active Full to run every four weeks on a Friday.
The full backup can executed, using Start-VBRJob commandlet with -FullBackup switch.

The question is whether you want to run the script on fourth Friday of every month or just on every fourth Friday. In the former case, you can use just Windows Scheduler, adding nothing to the mentioned commandlet. In the later case, some sort of counter seems to be needed - the one that will check the time passed since the last full backup run.

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Re: Shedule Incremtal, Full-S and Full-A

Post by Raimondas.Visnevskis » Jun 10, 2014 2:24 pm

Hi,

Thank you for your reply.

I have Mon-Thur set as Incrementals and have also set Friday to be Synthetic-Full via GUI.

However, if i will leave it like that and also set an Active full to run every four weeks using PS, will it run instead of Synthetic Full on that Friday when they both clash?

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Re: Shedule Incremtal, Full-S and Full-A

Post by veremin » Jun 11, 2014 8:58 am

However, if i will leave it like that and also set an Active full to run every four weeks using PS, will it run instead of Synthetic Full on that Friday when they both clash?
The backup job has in-built mechanism preventing it from creating two full backups on the same day. So, just make sure that active full backup executed via PS runs earlier than does synthetic full specified in the job settings, and, then, you're good to go. Thanks.

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[MERGED] Monthly Backup on demand

Post by damccaslin » Jan 23, 2019 6:52 pm

We have a backup job that runs once a month via scripted powershell cmdlets contingent upon other factors...I would only like to keep two restore points (60 days) on local storage.
How do I program a job to do this? I do not see a way to do sort of an "Active Full" via scripting process or I am missing something. TIA
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Re: Shedule Incremtal, Full-S and Full-A

Post by veremin » Jan 23, 2019 7:02 pm 1 person likes this post

You can use Start-VBRJob cmdlet along with -FullBackup switch. Thanks!

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