I saw that someone requested the ability to create date exceptions for the tape scheduler out on the forum. I would love for this to happen, and it would solve my problem, but until then, I have to come up with a work around.
In this instance, we are running v7 on patch 4.
At the moment, we’ve got a backup of our repositories that goes to tape and is then sent offsite for 18 months. With our repository offsite now, we want to dial the nightly backups back to weekly. In order to keep things consistent, I want to set up the weekly tape jobs to run on Sunday like the 18 month jobs. Since I can’t exclude the first Sunday of the month, I have to set up a tape job for each repository for each week. A bit of a pain, but things will get easier once date exceptions are an option. My big question is about the scheduler’s option for the “Last” day of the month. Excluding the 18 month job, I’ve got four jobs set up to cover the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and Last Sunday of the month. In the event that the 4th Sunday is the last Sunday, will the Last Sunday job be skipped, and the 4th Sunday job run or will both jobs run?