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eng_elfateh's avatar
11 years ago

change Retintion Period for Old Full backup and Incrimentals

Hello , I'm Using Symantec Netbackup 7.0.1 Running On windows Server 2008 i have Full Backup On Tape at 12-Oct-2013 , Inc at 12,13,14,15,16,17,19,20,21,22 On Disk   How Could i make the Expir...
  • RamNagalla's avatar
    11 years ago

    you need to use the bpexpdate command..

    1)identify the all backup IDs for full and incrmental backups

    2) then run the below command to make them infinite....

    bpexpdate -recalculate -backupid  <backupid>  -ret 9

    Note:- this command will make the backup images retenction to infinte..so they will never get deleted.. all incrmental backup stays in the disk for life time.. ( you will never get space from disk)

    so for infinte , i would suggest you to duplicate the incrmental backups to tape with infinte retenction.. they will help you for offiste rotation also..