Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup change policy attribute question

2014-07-18 08:53:28
Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup change policy attribute question
From: Mikhail Nikitin <mikhail.nikitin AT gmail DOT com>
To: Linda Boughner <Linda.Boughner AT durham DOT ca>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:53:20 +1000

There is no contradiction between your understanding and bpexpdate -recalculate.
The original question was about policy settings (not retention levels) and change in the policy will not be propagated. The change in retention levels will be propagated but will affect all backups of all policies which are using the affected retention level.

So if expiration date need to be changed for a subset of images covered by one policy the right way to do it is using the bpexpdate -recalculate command with -policy switch.

WBR, Mikhail

On 18/07/2014 9:48 PM, "Linda Boughner" <Linda.Boughner AT durham DOT ca> wrote:
No, but it is my understanding that if you change the Retention Period for a Retention Level under Master Server Host Properties, that will change the period for all existing images, regardless of the policy, backed up under that level.


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Subject: Re: [Veritas-bu] Netbackup change policy attribute question


No, NetBackup does not propagate changes in retention retrospectively.

If you need to change retention of existing images, you need to run bpexpdate with the -recalculate switch for the images in question.

On 3 Jul 2014, at 3:56 am, settler <nbu-forum AT backupcentral DOT com> wrote:

> If I change the retention attributes on an existing policy, do the retention attributes apply to that which was backed up prior to making the change?  e.g.  if I change retention attributes from 1 year, to 45 days, will data older than 45 days that has been backed up prior to making the policy change expire out naturally.  Conversely, if I change the attributes from 45 days to 1 year, will the data that was backed up prior to the policy change abide to the new policy.
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