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Is it possible to limit in time old backups? I want to "auto" Recycle about a certain period (like 2 weeks/1 month or so).

 

I can see that in windows backup it erases about 6 days older.

 

TY

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You schedule a recycle script ever 2 weeks or every 1 month.

 

(It looks like you talk about grroming, which can be set to keep (for instance) the last 6 backups of each client.

 

I see no reason to combine grooming with recycling.

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The problem is that recycling "erases" all... even the first/last files. So I have a backup with about 4,8TB. It took 95 hours to complete.

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Grooming doesnt work on Disk Media Sets :-(((

Of course they do. That's the only type of media set they work on. 

 

From the version 9 manual:

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YOU ARE SO RIGHT! The option of grooming was disabled, but now I see the options.

 

Thank you again so much

 

RTFM!

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sorry for bring this old thread. I'm already groomng backups, but my destination disk isn't getting any free space.  Any helps?

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You probably keep too many backups.

Or hardly any files are groomed out, because they haven't changed and still exists (on the source).

 

The log should tell you how much data is groomed. So how much is it?

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Right only 32GB

 

+ Executing Grooming at 13/10/31 (Activity Thread 2)
Grooming Backup Set ****-Retro...
Groomed 32,4 GB from Backup Set ****-Retro.
13/10/31 12:49:23: Execution completed successfully
Duration: 01:59:28 (00:08:06 idle/loading/preparing)

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my destination disk isn't getting any free space.  

 

 

 

Right only 32GB

 

 

 

So, do you get 32GB free or nothing?

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How much is backed up when you run a backup to the media set in question? About 32GB?

 

How many backups have you performed since last recycle?

How many backups do you want to keep when you groom?

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How much is backed up when you run a backup to the media set in question? About 32GB?

 

How many backups have you performed since last recycle?

How many backups do you want to keep when you groom?

 

I'm grooming to retrospect defined policy...

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You only answered one of my questions.

 

"Retrospect defined policy" keeps way too many backups for my taste. And it doesn't really groom anything until the drive is (nearly) full.

 

How much free space do you have (of the 12 TB)?

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Now I have 4% free space. I did groom manually and you are right. On a 1,3TB share only has free 32GB after groom. So what do you suggest? Last 10 backups? Create a groom policy?

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That's not frequent, but i have some people that asks for a folder that was erased mistakenly 2 months ago. with 10 last backups and every day back... hummm Not good.

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Don't you archive older backups in any way?

 

We transfer backups to tape every week. Every tape is saved 2 months. One tape every month is stored for at least a year, the others are re-used.

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Since hard disks are cheap you might consider this scenario:

 

Backup every weekday to the present disk. Keep 10 backups (2 weeks).

Copy once a week to a new disk called "Weekly". Keep 10 backups (2,5 months).

Copy once a month to a new disk called "Monthly". Keep 12 backups (1 year).

Copy once a year to a new disk called "Yearly". Never groom.

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