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Suggestions for an Incremental & Recycle Backup Build

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Suggestions How to Build a Backup to Do This…

 

* Mac OS 10.4.10, dual G5 w/ attached FW800 RAIDed drive.

* Retrospect for Mac 6.1.126 w/ Driver update 6.1.10.100

* Backing up local Mac, remote (WiFi) PowerBook and remote PC (Ethernet).

 

I was wondering if anyone could suggest how to build the following…

 

1.) Daily incremental backup of specific folders (home directories) on clients.

2.) Once a month Recycle that backup and start fresh.

 

Essentially I have this happening now, but the only way I could figure how to do it was to make my incremental daily backup not occur every Thursday so I could then make a recycle backup happen on a Thursday late in the month. I’d _like_ to have those empty Thursdays be incremental backups, but I can’t figure out how to do that without ‘stepping on’ my recycle backup.

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Schedule the Recycle backup to happen at the same time as the Normal on the recurring date that you'd like. The Recycle will take precedence.

 

Eg:

Normal backup every day at 10pm to Backup Set A

Recycle backup every month on the last Thursday at 10pm to Backup Set A

 

The Recycle backup will run on that Thursday rather then the Normal. The time and the destination must be the same.

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