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BACK Up sequencing - any comments or advice?

By limmartin ·
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Our schedule, any comments?
I have been doing this...

1st back up full (anyday)
mon-thu differential
fri full
Month end full (last friday of the month)

We have 2 sets mon-fri tapes, 1 for odd month and the other for even month.

As for month end, we retain 12 tapes (one for each month).

Any comments on this? Please share your experience and advice what I can do to improve..thanks in advance.

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Grandfather, Father, Son (GFS) rotation method

by Jacky Howe In reply to BACK Up sequencing - any ...

has always worked for me. You can use 12 tapes at a minimum but 20 would be recommended as the end of month backup will extend your data retrieval options.

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by limmartin In reply to Grandfather, Father, Son ...

Thanks mate.

SO its like this.

1st Sunday full
Mon - full
Tue-Fri diff

I'll add on a extra protection in case customers wants snap shots of at least one month back by the day. I'll have odd and even month sets for dailys (Mon to Fri)

We're planning to implement DAT72x10 Autoloader. Customer currently has 35GB (collected over 3 years) of data.

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