Hi all, as promised in the weekly forum digest couple of weeks ago, here is the beta code for full support of all use cases around rotated drives. We are looking to include this code in the next product patch, but would like to get your feedback first, to make sure we have addressed all your requirements. The goal here was to remove the need for ANY scripting on your side completely. I would hate to find out we've missed something after the patch is released, so I appreciate your help with this.
This code adds rotated drives support for all backup modes of primary backup jobs, as well as for Backup Copy jobs. It also adds optional backup repository auto cleanup functionality. This code must be installed on B&R 7.0 R2.
Registry values controlling the functionality:
Set to 1 to enable support for rotated drives. With this functionality enabled, if any backup file from the latest full backup chain is missing (such as when the existing hard drive is replaced by another one), jobs will start the new backup chain and create the new full backup (instead of failing out).
Enables automatic cleanup of the backup repository from ALL existing files if any backup file from the latest full backup chain is missing (such as when the existing hard drive is replaced by the hard drive brought back from offsite location, and containing some older backup files).
Set to 3 to make the job delete the entire contents of the backup job’s folder only.
Set to 5 to make the job delete the entire contents of the root backup repository folder, thus deleting any files belonging to other jobs along. Note that if backup repository is pointed at the volume's root folder, the entire volume's contents will be erased.