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change Retintion Period for Old Full backup and Incrimentals

eng_elfateh
Level 4

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 Expire Retention = < Infinity > Period for the Full backups and it's Incremental’s

 

Sincerely ,

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RamNagalla
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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.. 

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RamNagalla
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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.. 

eng_elfateh
Level 4

I tried to use (( bpexpdate  )) command but it is not recognized .

i searched for bpexpdate.exe in    Varites\Netbackup\bin     but i didn't found it

what shoud i do ?

 

 

Marianne
Level 6
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Please download the NBU Commands manual: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127047

See page 128:

On UNIX and Linux systems, <admin_dir_path> is
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/
On Windows systems, <admin_dir_path> is
<install_path>\NetBackup\bin\admincmd\

Stumpr2
Level 6

I would not extend the retention to infinity. Instead I would make duplicates of the images unto a single tape for both the full and incremental backups with an expiration of infinity for the duplicated images. There is a very easy GUI process found under the catalog section of the GUI to be used for doing this.  I would also make the duplicated images the primary copy also under the catalog section.