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bcsupport
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2 years ago

Replicated image retention

I have now setup images to be replicated from one master server to another using A.I.R.  My question is about setting the retention level on the image.  On the source master I have a retention level of 1 week on the backup and replicated that out with a retention level of 1 week.  Can I import that image into the target server with a retention of 1 week on disk and duplicate out to tape and have a different retention level(2 years)?  

The issue is that I want to backup this image but not keep it on disk and retain it on tape for 2 years, is this possible or does the original backup have to be 2 years?

A year from now would I be able to restore the image?

  • each master and each backup copy have its own retention.
    at your example the initial backup on the source master and the replicated backup on the target master will expire after a wee. Only the second copy of the target master will remain for two years.
    After a year, you can start the restore only from the target master.

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  • yes you can.

    Just create a duplication to tape step with two years retention in the import SLP on the target master

  • Sorry I am kinda new to the backup game.   Would the source master be able to restore or would it now need to be restored from the target master?  Wouldn't the catalog see it as expired on the source master?

  • each master and each backup copy have its own retention.
    at your example the initial backup on the source master and the replicated backup on the target master will expire after a wee. Only the second copy of the target master will remain for two years.
    After a year, you can start the restore only from the target master.