Re: [ADSM-L] expire question
Well, yes, you can have 4 because "VerDataExists" is set to 4.
And yes, when you run the 5th client backup, your oldest version goes away so
that you never have more than 4 available to restore.
The name EXPIRE INVENTORY is a little misleading; the expiration occurs due to
Expire Inventory just cleans up the empty pages in the DB and updates the
%reclaim threshold for your storage pool volumes.
Takeaway: Turning off expiration doesn't preserve data. If you want to keep
more versions longer, you have to change the mgmt. class.
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 3:34 PM
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: [ADSM-L] expire question
If a file is bound to a mgmt class like below, and you never ran expire
can the number of retain extra versions be greater then 2
It's the expire inventory that actually deletes them right and not the client
Policy Policy Mgmt Copy Versions Versions Retain Retain
Domain Set Name Class Group Data Data Extra Only
Name Name Name Exists Deleted Versions Version
--------- --------- --------- --------- -------- -------- -------- -------
DEVTEST ACTIVE DEVTEST STANDARD 4 2 365 365
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