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Monthly full job

Post by Daveyd » May 03, 2012 7:05 pm

For some reason i cannot seem to wrap my head around doing this. I want to create and schedule a job that just does 1 Full backup (no incrementals) every month on the first of each month and overwrote the previous months backup. How do I accomplish this?

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Re: Monthly full job

Post by Gostev » May 03, 2012 7:43 pm

Schedule the job to run monthly (e.g. 1st Monday of the month). Use reversed incremental backup mode with 1 restore point to keep.
If you really need the 1st of each month, they you would have to run the job with the Windows Task Scheduler instead.

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Re: Monthly full job

Post by Daveyd » May 03, 2012 8:26 pm

I do not need to check to perfom an active full backup, just schedule the job to run automatically on the first or last xxx day of each month, correct?

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Re: Monthly full job

Post by Gostev » May 03, 2012 8:54 pm

Correct. With active full, you won't achieve your "overwrite" requirement, as the new backup file is created in that case. Obviously, we cannot just overwrite in case of real full backup, as job failing mid-way would result in both loss of "old" backup, and not yet having good "new" backup.

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