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2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Berkovska » Feb 11, 2019 9:51 am

Possibly someone knows the trick which job to choose to keep 2 full backups on repository that has enough space for 2 fulls only?
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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 11, 2019 10:08 am

Hello,

You can set the active full backup to be run every day for the regular backup job and then configure the retention policy accordingly (2 restore points to keep).

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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Berkovska » Feb 11, 2019 10:21 am

If I do so than I need to have enough space for the third full before retention kicks in.
I have space for 2 fulls only.

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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 11, 2019 10:31 am

Yes, that's correct. As another solution, you can create two jobs using reverse incremental job settings and retention policy set to 1, though some extra space will still be required.

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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Berkovska » Feb 11, 2019 11:47 am

Isnt it just a duplication?
Can I have reverse incremental setting keep only fulls?

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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 11, 2019 11:55 am

Berkovska wrote:Isnt it just a duplication?
Why? If you run these jobs on different schedules (odd and even days), then you will achieve what you wanted initially: 2 backups on the storage.
Berkovska wrote:Can I have reverse incremental setting keep only fulls?
No, this wouldn't work. Another idea that might fit in perfectly here is to use Incremental mode and enable the Synthetic Full Creation option (every day). Please take a look over here for more info.

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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Berkovska » Feb 11, 2019 12:21 pm

Synthetic of Active I think its still creating full file before deleting old. In that situation i will run out of space.
Seems like its a tough task. Might leave it to keep only one full

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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Vitaliy S. » Feb 11, 2019 12:30 pm 1 person likes this post

Synthetic is formed after creating an incremental job pass, so it's not yet another full, but you're right, you still need some extra space for this job pass.

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Re: 2 full backups (limited storage)

Post by Berkovska » Feb 11, 2019 1:39 pm

Thank you Vitaliy for suggestions. Will see what i can do.
May be extreme compresion, however that helps just a tiny bit..

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