Hello to all,
As per opened case #02374055, I would like to ask for a feature request.
Sometimes happens that customers needs advanced backup retentions in mixed modes, having incrementals on daily, weekly and monthly basis all together.
Apart from the 3-2-1 backup best practices and the GFS retention, what I need is to have the ability to set in a single job more retentions optimizing backup size.
An example helps to explain it.
For some customers we need:
1) daily incremental backups for the first 30 days (forever incremental)
2) after a month is passed, I need to maintain 1 full on the first sunday for 12 months.
The option "Active FULL" cannot do the job, because it's limit by the retention. if the retention is passed (30 days), I cannot hold the full backups for more than the 2.nd month. I could use the single active FULL with some scripts to copy those full backup somewhere for 12 months, but I would avoid using external mechanisms; in that way we would miss the option to handle all backups from B&R console, due it's moved manually and not recorded on DB.
Thanks for the attention.