Dima P. wrote:Thanks. One more question – how you identify what files should be erased from the backup? Is that somehow documented?
In our case, it's about MySQL dumps, so it's one file per database, created by the script so the filepath is always the same (few dumps a day), and they are all in the same folder of the backedup guest system.
So it would be awesome to have the ability to delete specific file/path from the specific VM on all the backups, but in our case it's only some 5-6 backups, so I manually deleting would also work for me.
The other thing... I'm writing this from EU, and we have some very strict laws on what data are we allowed to keep for how long. For example we have a video surveillance and the cameras point at the employees should not archive the videos for longer then 3 days, the ones point at management office are allowed to archive longer (with consent). So I'd like to have a purge script delete the files before the GFS kicks in.
I can imagine having multiple vmdk-s for different scenarios and having multiple jobs with excluding vmdks... but the point is there is regulation besides contracts with customers as well as many scenarios where people decide they want something removed from the archives. For example if an employee leaves the company, and he tells us he keps some personal stuff on the fileserver, we should be able to delete the files from the archives as well.