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Offsite DB Backup Cycle

Discussion in 'Backup / Archive Discussion' started by jordan, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. jordan

    jordan New Member

    Jan 9, 2006
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    I do a db backup every day. but I only send a copy offsite once a week on friday.

    So, to resue the tape I usually issue:

    del volhist todate=today-3 type=dbbackup

    then, I update the volume being send offsite and finally I checkout that volume.

    this allow me to keep few copies onsite and one to send offsite.

    the next friday I issue the same command to delete the volhist today-3. and send the newest copy offsite.

    I continoue this process for 5 week which means in 5 weeks I will reuse the dbbackup tapes that I send offsite.

    In the middle of this cycle what will happen to the tapes that are stored offsite after issuing the

    del volhist today-3. will this delete all tapes (expire data) which means the dbbackup tapes are useless.



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