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synthetics backup - can I disable it

Post by paulie007 » Nov 12, 2016 8:36 am

Hi,

I use a simple retention policy, between 3 and 5 days. So can I disable synthetic backups? I need to save disk space

My understanding is that synthetic backups help reduce long restore times, but my backups will not have more than 3-5 restore points.

Any advice wouls be greatly appreciated

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Re: synthetics backup - can I disable it

Post by Shestakov » Nov 12, 2016 8:53 am

Hi paulie007 and welcome to the community!
Sure, you just need to disable it in the job settings. Once both synthetic and full backups are disabled, the job will use forever forward incremental method.

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Re: synthetics backup - can I disable it

Post by paulie007 » Nov 12, 2016 9:27 am

Thanks Shestakov,

I guess what I meant was, is it ok to do this? what the repercussions/risks associated with this configuration?

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Re: synthetics backup - can I disable it

Post by Shestakov » Nov 12, 2016 9:33 am

All methods are stable. If you have retention policy = 5 points, with active full backups you will have 5 to 9 restore points and 2 full backups, so if you are short in space it`s recommended to use either reverse incremental or forever forward methods.

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Re: synthetics backup - can I disable it

Post by paulie007 » Nov 12, 2016 9:44 am

Thanks for your help

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Re: synthetics backup - can I disable it

Post by Shestakov » Nov 13, 2016 7:17 pm

You are welcome!
Once you have a question, don`t hesitate asking.

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Re: synthetics backup - can I disable it

Post by foggy » Nov 14, 2016 10:01 am

Though it's always recommended to test backups recoverability to be on the safe side.

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