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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Post by foggy » Nov 13, 2017 9:13 am

baber wrote:in previous posts you said not need edit backup job but if i want attach new repository and and swap previous repository had to edit job is that correct ??
No, you just swap the drives, you do not need to edit the job since the repository still points to the same destination path (in a rotated drives scenario, only physical drive is changed, while logical path is preserved).

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Post by baber » Nov 13, 2017 9:32 am

1- Is your means for use rotate drive we have to just use physical drive such as esxternal HDD or pen drive ?

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Post by foggy » Nov 13, 2017 9:35 am 1 person likes this post

Typically, yes, external drives are used in a rotated drives scenario, since the primary purpose of this functionality is taking the disk offsite, while you're backing up to another one.

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Post by baber » Nov 13, 2017 11:02 am

when we set retention policy = 3 and 2of backup file is on external disk1 and 1of backup file is on external disk2
now i want to know how it calculate retention policy 3
1 - add 2backups on external disk1+ 1backup on external disk2 ?
2 - or retention policy 3 here calculate separate for each external disk 3 backup on external disk1 and 3backup n external disk2 ?

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Post by foggy » Nov 13, 2017 11:10 am 1 person likes this post

It depends on the job type: in case of the regular backup job, retention value is the total number of restore points on each of the drives, while for the backup copy job the specified number of restore points is maintained on each of the drives (in case of Windows repository).

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Post by baber » Dec 16, 2017 1:20 pm

is your means when set retention policy on 3 will calculate this retention for each reository ?
each repolistory has 3 restore point?

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Re: Backup Repositories with Rotated Drives

Post by DGrinev » Dec 17, 2017 7:36 pm

Hi,

That's correct, but it's single repository with the rotated drives, so each drive will have 3 restore points. Thanks!

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