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Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by JasonPGTF » Dec 26, 2019 7:24 am

Hi guys, I need some advice on how should i go ahead and configure a backups running only weekly? Reason being there's a request from a server owner saying that the server have a very low change rate thus he do not need the standard daily & weekly backups but only a weekly backups will do. Currently our practice is all servers are being backup with daily incremental & a synthetic fulls every once a week.

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Re: Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by Egor Yakovlev » Dec 26, 2019 9:53 am 1 person likes this post

Hi Jason.
Backup Job schedule page allows to perform backup on specific days of the week.
To have only Full backup once a week(example, Sunday) following settings shall be set:
- Storage - Advanced: [x] Create Active Full Backups periodically - Weekly on selected days: [x] Sunday
- Schedule: [x] Run job automatically [x] Daily at this time - select On these Days: [x] Sunday
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Re: Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by foggy » Dec 26, 2019 11:45 am 1 person likes this post

You can even skip the scheduling step since active full scheduling overrides the general schedule of the job.

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Re: Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by Gostev » Dec 27, 2019 5:26 am

Run the job automatically should still be enabled though @foggy? Otherwise, you just found a bug :D

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Re: Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by rajesh.r988 » Dec 30, 2019 5:54 am

Hi,

You can configure Daily incremental and Weekly Synthetic Full and Monthly a Full Backup.

Note that when Monthly Full backup shouldn't conflict with other schedules.

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Re: Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by JasonPGTF » Jan 03, 2020 2:38 am

Hi Egor,
Thanks for the reply.
So basically I can do a weekly full backup just by enabling Create Active Full Backup periodically option.
How about the backup mode option, I notice that option will still be ticked at either incremental or reverse incremental. Will this cause the backup job to do incremental backups every week?

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Re: Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by Dima P. » Jan 03, 2020 9:25 am

Hello Jason,

If you plan do only weekly fulls backup mode makes no difference, but I'd recommend you to leave the incremental backup mode as it gives you more flexibility in future (say, you need to perform daily incremental for this specific job).

Whenever you enable active full backup backup job will operate in forward incremental backup mode: the day set for active full will be a full backup and all other job runs will create incremental restore points (if you have those scheduled). Cheers!

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Re: Perfoming only weekly full backups

Post by foggy » Jan 14, 2020 3:19 pm

Gostev wrote:
Dec 27, 2019 5:26 am
Run the job automatically should still be enabled though @foggy? Otherwise, you just found a bug :D
Correct, I just meant that you do not need to schedule the job to run on the same day, as was suggested. But at least some schedule should be in place, indeed.

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