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Thread: Keeping level 0 backups, while re-using level 1's.

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    Default Keeping level 0 backups, while re-using level 1's.

    Hello everyone,

    I am using vtapes, and would like to have full level 0 backups never re-use a slot while incremental backups re-use slots. This way I can have a permanent archive of my full backups. Is there a "good" way of doing this? I thought about running a script after each backup to see if it was a level 0 (using amadmin find...) and marking it as no-reuse, but that seems a little bit hackish.

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    Are you saying that you want to keep all your level 0 backups or a specific one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xHan View Post
    Are you saying that you want to keep all your level 0 backups or a specific one?
    Hi xHan,

    I'd like to keep all my level 0 backups.

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    It is the way to do it.

    I'm working on improving it for amanda-3.4

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    You can use another vtape as a tertiary media and use amvault copy your level 0 dumps to it. Please take a look at the amvault command [url]http://wiki.zmanda.com/man/amvault.8.html[/url]
    But as it says that "This application is not yet in its final form, and is subject to major revision in subsequent versions of Amanda. Backward compatibility is not guaranteed". You should do it carefully or wait until Amanda 3.4 releases.
    Last edited by xHan; October 15th, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

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    Thanks, guys. I appreciate the quick help.

    Ben

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