How to handle extended retention when using a spool copy

Last post 08-06-2019, 3:32 PM by efg. 5 replies.
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  • How to handle extended retention when using a spool copy
    Posted: 08-06-2019, 2:14 PM

    Is there a way to be able to have different extended retentions when aux copying from a disk based spool copy? 

    I have some bak files which are copied to file server disk nightly.  Currently I am backing them up to a spool policy and then copying them to tape ASAP to ensure there is free space on disk. 

    I want to be able to have different retentions for tapes depending on when the copy is performed.

    Is it possible to use extended retention on a single copy or do I need multiple selective copies for each policy?

  • Re: How to handle extended retention when using a spool copy
    Posted: 08-06-2019, 2:30 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 10-16-2019, 2:44 PM Liam
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    Selective copy will give you option to set weekly,monthly, etc fulls to specific retention criteria. 

  • Re: How to handle extended retention when using a spool copy
    Posted: 08-06-2019, 2:33 PM

    Even though its from a spool copy?

  • Re: How to handle extended retention when using a spool copy
    Posted: 08-06-2019, 2:48 PM
    • efg is not online. Last active: 10-16-2019, 2:21 PM efg
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    Retention is set at the copy level, and you can create multiple copies for a given policy, so based on the clients associated to a specific copy, you can create different copies *to different tapes based on these settings.  So in addition to Selective Copies you can also take advantage of having multiple copies (with differing retentions) as well for specific clients.  Also take note that if a tape is not re-assigned to a storage policy it will not be pruned after the data ages...  So you can move a tape to a "Save" pool (don't forget to set the write protect tab) and the data will be preserved indefinitely.  There is an option in the control panel for "Browse/Search/Recovery" that when selected will allow a user to browse from aged media.  Here is a link to the documentation that covers this feature:  Accessing Aged Data

    Keep in mind this only works for tape media.

    Let us know if this helps...


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  • Re: How to handle extended retention when using a spool copy
    Posted: 08-06-2019, 2:53 PM

    efg:

    Retention is set at the copy level, and you can create multiple copies for a given policy, so based on the clients associated to a specific copy, you can create different copies *to different tapes based on these settings.  So in addition to Selective Copies you can also take advantage of having multiple copies (with differing retentions) as well for specific clients.  Also take note that if a tape is not re-assigned to a storage policy it will not be pruned after the data ages...  So you can move a tape to a "Save" pool (don't forget to set the write protect tab) and the data will be preserved indefinitely.  There is an option in the control panel for "Browse/Search/Recovery" that when selected will allow a user to browse from aged media.  Here is a link to the documentation that covers this feature:  Accessing Aged Data

    Keep in mind this only works for tape media.

    Let us know if this helps...

    So spooling isn't going to cause any conflict?

  • Re: How to handle extended retention when using a spool copy
    Posted: 08-06-2019, 3:32 PM
    • efg is not online. Last active: 10-16-2019, 2:21 PM efg
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    It shouldn't pose a problem, just keep in mind that when using a spool configuration for the primary copy, it will not age/prune until all secondary copy jobs have completed.  So if you have a primary copy on disk set as spool copy, and you have 3 copies in that policy going to tape or other disk libraries...   the primary "spool" copy will not age untill all backups (based on select/copy criteria) have been copied to those secondary copies.  Once all the backups (meeting the select criteria) have been copied from that primary they will then age immediately from the primary copy with the next data aging job.


    Ernst F. Graeler
    Senior Engineer III
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