Hello and welcome to community Chris,
I can't find a way to do full backup replication to tape with to include daily, weekly and monthly. I can use GFS for full backup to tape or set my own Incremental and then weekly.
We have a GFS media pool
designed specifically for GFS retention. It always archives full backups to tape (or creates a synthesized full backup from an incremental restore point on disk prior placing it to tape). The said media pool has four media sets to keep weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly backups with separate retention.
How would you implement your own replicate to tape schedule? If I use the GFS method, is that a full weekly to tape including the incrementals, and should I uncheck the box for periodic full backup?
You can create your own backup schedule with Simple Media pool
and simple backup to tape jobs. This type of media pool/tape jobs also supports incremental backup to tape.
Should I create Active Full Backups on my main job or just leave it incremental? I take it that will leave the full job, and then just use incrementals forever? Save a lot of space?
It’s up to you. Keep in mind that with forever incremental backup to tape job will create a synthesized full backup to tape
(from an incremental restore point).