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New Server Weekly & 3 Month Strategy?


RetroMae
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Hi,

We have a new Windows 2012 R2 server with a Dell RD1000 drive that came with Retrospect 8.1.  Client wants to do a 3 month rotation (she needs to keep the last 3 full monthly backups in reserve) and likes swapping cartridges daily. She also wants to alternate storing a Full weekly backup off-site.  I have tried wrapping my head around all the different backup strategies and schedules, but am having a difficult time coming up with a solid plan.  Can someone give me strategy to accomplish this?  Thanks. 

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When using tapes I had a four week rotation:  Week 1 in drive; Week 2 on site; Week 3 and 4 off site;  Full/Recycle backup for each week on Friday, Incremental backups during the week, and switch tapes on Monday.  In your case it would be a similar setup also including four monthly tapes that would rotate in the same fashion.

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