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create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by dirkdigs » Dec 03, 2019 5:09 pm

my current restore points setting is 14 days.

how would i setup a reoccurring monthly job where we keep a monthly backup?

do i just change the restore points to 30 ?

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by foggy » Dec 03, 2019 5:15 pm

Hi Mike, in the current version, you need to use a backup copy job for that. v10 will allow configuring GFS retention in regular backup jobs as well though.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by dirkdigs » Dec 04, 2019 9:11 pm

can you provide more details?
how do i set this up ?
Do i still need a backup job if i do this? it seems redundant.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by oleg.feoktistov » Dec 04, 2019 10:59 pm

Mike, what are you seeking to achieve?
Do you want to have each backup created on monthly basis solely or, for instance, daily backups, which will be deleted, when retention hits
in conjunction with monthly points, which will stay as archive ones after retention is in place?

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by foggy » Dec 05, 2019 1:32 pm

Currently yes, you need both the backup job and the linked backup copy to another location. It is not redundant if you think of the 3-2-1 rule.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by dirkdigs » Dec 06, 2019 2:48 pm

oleg.feoktistov wrote:
Dec 04, 2019 10:59 pm
Mike, what are you seeking to achieve?
Do you want to have each backup created on monthly basis solely or, for instance, daily backups, which will be deleted, when retention hits
in conjunction with monthly points, which will stay as archive ones after retention is in place?
I would like daily backup - 1 backup every day @ 10PM , 30 day retention
then every month on the 1st of the month a full backup and i would like to keep 12 monthly backups retention
i would also like to keep 7 yearly backups retention

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by oleg.feoktistov » Dec 06, 2019 3:14 pm

Then foggy is right, in current VBR version it can be done with Backup Copy Job only.
Have a look at this wizard to set up GFS retention policy as you described.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by dirkdigs » Dec 06, 2019 3:20 pm

can i use same backup repo for both jobs ?

ie:HPE StoreOnce

12/4/2019 3:31:18 PM :: Restore point is located in Backup Copy target repository and cannot be used as a source

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by DGrinev » Dec 06, 2019 3:53 pm

Nope, that's prohibited. Thanks!

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by foggy » Dec 06, 2019 4:23 pm

It can be the same storage but a separate repository. Keep in mind that in case of StoreOnce it is a bit tricky.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by dirkdigs » Dec 06, 2019 8:30 pm

the syntax on the command is very confusing

-Folder storeonce://storeonce_fqdn:objectstore_name@/subfolder_name

"Replace storeonce://storeonce_fqdn with the short name and FQDN of the StoreOnce appliance"
"Replace objectstore_name with StoreOnce appliance name"

What the >?

can someone give me sample please?

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by antspants7777 » Dec 08, 2019 11:27 pm

If you just want to keep one months worth of backups, then yes 30 day retention will do this for you.
However, if you want to keep every a restore point for each month, then a GFS backup copy is the way to go.
In V9.5, the GFS option is only available in the copy job. Hopefully, V10 may change this to be in the backup job as well.
As mentioned above, create another backup repository on the same storage if necessary, then create a Backup copy job and select the number of monthly points to keep. Bear in mind that you will either need the same full backup space for every restore point unless you are using REFs then you will just need enough for the extra single full backup and space for incrementals and synthetic creation.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by foggy » Dec 09, 2019 2:19 pm

dirkdigs wrote:
Dec 06, 2019 8:30 pm
"Replace objectstore_name with StoreOnce appliance name"
Sorry, there's a mistake, it should be read as "Replace objectstore_name with StoreOnce Catalyst store name". I will make sure this is corrected.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by dirkdigs » Dec 12, 2019 7:49 pm

so what happens if i just created 2 separate catalyst stores will this not work ?

as opposed to having 2 folders under single HPE StoreOnce Catalyst Store.

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by dirkdigs » Dec 12, 2019 8:04 pm

what do i put for # of restore points on the copy job ? Would it be 19 ?

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Re: create a reoccurring monthly backup job

Post by veremin » Dec 12, 2019 11:55 pm

Put there number of daily restore points you would like to have (those are independent from GFS restore points). Thanks!

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