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File Copy job - retention

Post by stewsie » Jun 24, 2019 9:07 am

Hi

Is there a way to set a retention on a file copy job? I need to take a daily file copy job to ensure transaction logs are copied along with the VM files to another repository. I cannot see any option for retention.

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Re: File Copy job - retention

Post by HannesK » Jun 24, 2019 9:35 am

Hello,
moved to backup & replication forum.

unfortunately not... the filecopy job is not built for that but we are working on improvements to solve that issue.

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Re: File Copy job - retention

Post by stewsie » Jun 24, 2019 9:51 am

OK thanks for the update. I need to use this function to ensure transaction logs are copied to another repository.

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Re: File Copy job - retention

Post by bluerainsigma » Sep 11, 2019 1:43 pm

Can you tell me if the retention period for file copy be available in the next patch?

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Re: File Copy job - retention

Post by HannesK » Sep 11, 2019 2:00 pm

there will be an improved backup copy job which allows to copy database logfiles (incl retention). and if you need retention for general "file backup" you can use NAS backup.

the file copy job itself will not be improved (I would even argument that we could remove file copy jobs from the product if there is NAS backup & improved backup copy jobs :-))

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Re: File Copy job - retention

Post by veremin » Sep 11, 2019 5:32 pm

stewsie wrote:
Jun 24, 2019 9:51 am
I need to use this function to ensure transaction logs are copied to another repository.
Out of curiosity - how do you plan to restore from these backups in case something happens with the primary ones? Thanks!

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Re: File Copy job - retention

Post by stewsie » Sep 12, 2019 1:54 pm

If the transaction logs are unavailable the only option would be to go back to the last full backup. This is an acceptable risk. Ideally transaction logs would be copied as part of the copy job and also to tape. Maybe that option will be available in a future release?

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Re: File Copy job - retention

Post by HannesK » Sep 12, 2019 2:04 pm

there will be an improved backup copy job which allows to copy database logfiles
yes for BCJ ;-)

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