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    Hi All,

    I am sure this question has been asked before however I cant seem to find anything on it.

    I am wanting to configure Amanda to keep periodic full vTape archive copies for:

    Weekly, Monthly and Yearly

    More specifically - I have the need to configure some of my servers to keep several full dump archives for a period of time, see example below:

    Weekly (1 each week for 4 weeks), Monthly (1 at the end of each month for 6 months), Yearly (1 a year for 3 years)

    What is the best way to accomplish this with vTapes?

    Thanks in advance!

    Trent
    Last edited by diazepam; September 20th, 2009 at 05:24 AM.

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    [url]http://www.zmanda.com/blogs/?p=120[/url] blog entry can help you. You will have to modify it to suit your needs.

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    So would i have a different amanda.conf and diskset for each backup type Child, Father, Grandfather?

    e.g. DailySet1
    WeeklySet1
    MonthlySet1

    Where do the strategy arguments go? I have searched the posts and cant seem to find anything that directly explains how to use these options

    Have you got a simple example on how these options are used to create the GFS style backups.. Would a simple copy of the vTapes at a specific time (via cron) be easier?

    Thanks again!!!

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    strategy should be specified in amanda.conf dumptype definition.

    Please see amanda.conf [url]http://wiki.zmanda.com/man/amanda.conf.5.html[/url]

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    Hey Paddy,

    Thanks for the time to respond. I dont wont you to think I have been slack here. Over the last 3-weeks I have spent endless hours reading, googling, testing, and have installed amanda from repos, pre-build debs, and source code at least 5 times.

    Could you just clarify

    1. Do I need indicate a seperate vTape tapeset for Son, Father and Grandfather backups

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    Quote Originally Posted by diazepam View Post

    1. Do I need indicate a seperate vTape tapeset for Son, Father and Grandfather backups
    Yes you will need 3 separate vtape set. You can avoid doing one for yearly
    vtape set if you are willing to manage retention policy on your own at the
    end of 3 years.

    Paddy

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