Single folder backup - infinite retention

Last post 08-05-2019, 1:17 AM by Scottyleach. 2 replies.
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  • Single folder backup - infinite retention
    Posted: 08-04-2019, 10:24 PM

    Hi All,

    What is the best way to go about the above, in CV11 with the Windows file system agent?

    I'm already backing up the whole server to SAN with aux copy to cold storage, but I need to retain a once off backup of a single folder infinitely. Do I need a new storage policy and backup set? Can I run a single folder level selective aux copy?

    I don't want to change the retention on a full aux copy, as I only need about 100MB worth out of many TB

    Many thanks!

  • Re: Single folder backup - infinite retention
    Posted: 08-05-2019, 12:01 AM

    So when I have had to do this I have created a new Subclient in the Backups set with the Selected folder as the content.

    This subclient can be assigned to a infinate retention policy if you have one, otherwise keep it in the same storage policy. Once you run the backup and write it off to cold storage you can mark the backup job iin cold storage as Infinate retention.

    You can then remove the new subclient (content will go back into the Catch All defult client), job will still be restorable.


    Hope this is usefull

  • Re: Single folder backup - infinite retention
    Posted: 08-05-2019, 1:17 AM

    Thanks @ranger58! Thats roughly where I was looking. I think you may have put it all together for me! Will run it as soon as the users have finished

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