I haven't found any mention or discussion of managing a backup scheme requiring multiple backup sets with different dumpcycles and runpercycle mentioned in anything I have searched for on the web. Is there a document that discusses best practices for handling this type of situation?

I have ~300 machines that require different levels of backup and retention periods. For example:

Group 1 - once a week full and daily incremental retained for 2 months
Group 2 - once a month full and incremental three time per week retain for 6 months
Group 3 - once a month full and incremental one time per week retain for 6 months
Group 4 - once every 6 months and incremental every two weeks retain for 1 year

Is it best to run each backup set daily and let amanda figure out what needs to happen or set the cron jobs up to run on specific days of the week to cover the full and incremental for those time periods? Any thoughts on this would be welcome.

Thanks

Paul