On Tue, Apr 12, 2005 at 04:10:27PM -0400, Neild, Jim wrote:
> Just wanted to see how people have their schedules configured for
> various types of backups (system states and drive, exchange, sql, etc.).
> In particular, I was wondering how people use Backup levels (i.e.
> F,I,I,I,I,I,I or F,1,1,1,1,1,1 or F,1,2,3,4,5,6 etc) in their schedules.
> I currently run a lot of my groups with F,I,I,F,I,I,I and was thinking
> about removing the second full during the week but I am a little
> paranoid about having a bad level FULL tape.
> Any input would be helpful.
We found that most of our full backups were cold, unused data so we
don't run them as often. It might open us up to some data loss on a bad
full tape, but we can probably get most of that data back through
incremental recovers or older fulls. (But we also just jumped up from
DLT7 to LTO3, and with that much data on a tape we might rethink these
We do a full every quarter, a 3 every month, a 5 every weekend, and an
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