Re: [Networker] Schedules

2005-04-13 05:06:35
Subject: Re: [Networker] Schedules
From: Davina Treiber <Treiber AT HOTPOP DOT COM>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2005 10:01:36 +0100
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.

I've worked on a lot of NetWorker sites, and almost all of them do a
weekly full with incrementals or level backups the other days. In
general if they do level backups they will do the same level each day
(e.g. L5) so that they can always recover from one full and one level
backup. Depending on the company some choose not to backup at weekends
if they are not 24x7 operations. Some choose to do their full backups
during the extended weekend window and some choose to spread the full
backups through the week.

I've never worked anywhere where the fulls are less frequent than
weekly. It amazes me to hear of people doing their fulls only monthly or
quarterly. These people must need to be paranoid about re-running any
failures ASAP.

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