[Veritas-bu] RE: Separate Incremental and Full

2005-08-15 11:24:27
Subject: [Veritas-bu] RE: Separate Incremental and Full
From: chris AT DOT uk (Chris Freemantle)
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 16:24:27 +0100
Apologies for the delayed reply, I've just got back from holiday...

For our backups, we use a full + incrementals and rotate the tape 
sets nominally every 3 months. 4 tape sets are used, so we can go 
back at least a year.


Yes, the full backups are not scheduled, but manually started. The 
incrementals are automatic. The retention time is 'infinity'. This 
means that we do not *have* to change tape sets at exactly 3 month 
intervals. The tapes do not automatically expire, we have complete 
manual control. It's a little unsophisticated and wouldn't suit a lot 
of people, but it's versatile and for us it works well.


REMEMBER - the safety of your data is your responsibility
If it's important to you - ** MAKE A COPY ** or 2 or 3 or 4 or ........

There is only one certainty about storage systems - they *will* fail !

Chris Freemantle
Data Manager
Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience

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