I have a two weeks retention policy for the Backup jobs, and Backup Copy Jobs with GFS – YQMW...
Now my space for the archives is going to end and I will have to use Tape. OK – this was the idea from the very beginning.
So I recorded the archives. I wanted to keep the jobs topology and just to “cut the chain” and remove the oldest GFS files from all jobs at the same time (in one job) and put them on the tape. I was not able to choose which backup files (from jobs perspective) to go to the tapes but I used Repository location. So I have all my archives to tapes. It was not perfect, but still good way! But now it’s time to delete them from the repository. And this is the funy part. I tried to delete them manually (move them just in case) and rescan the Repo – Nothing. Tried to remove them from the gui, delete them manually, and add only last one (Full) – Nothing. Always shows me the full chain.
I assume that these records are in the DB, and I will have to change the retention policy (to clear the fake restore points)…and then to return it back again (the retention policy)…and this I should to for all my Backup Copy Jobs… or I missed something?
P.S. The version is 7…looking for time for update, hope to be soon