[Dirvish] Trouble with expiring
dirvish at rain4us.net
Wed Mar 15 20:17:10 EST 2006
Shawn Perry wrote:
>You only want to keep your weeklys about one week after your dailys?
>On Wednesday 15 March 2006 03:54 pm, Richard Geoffrion wrote:
>> #MIN Hour Day Month DOW Expire
>> * * * * * +31 days #daily
>> * * * * 1 +5 weeks #weekly
>> * * 1 * * +1 year #monthly
>> * * 1 1 * never #yearly
>>Good luck, Shawn!
Well, a GFS rotation for with 21 tapes would give one the granularity of
going back 4 days, then 5 weekly tapes, and then up to 12 monthlies.
This has been acceptible for many years. Dirvish does allow one a bit
more leeway provided that the data being backed up can be retained for
that length of time.
As it so happens, the majority of many of my vaults wind up being
databases files or database backups which....are different every night
and eat away at storage quickly. That said, you are correct in that I
should be able to configure more retention time on the vault that backs
up the home directories and other non 'huge' data. I will be sure to do
that as I finish up and finalize my dirvish setup. I could go with 60
days of daily backups and 16 weeks of weekly sets (keeping all
monthlies of course.)
Is it daily / dailies, weekly/weeklies, monthly/monthlies? It's late
and that just seems strange. Dailies?? Makes me think of flowers or
those little white things on coffee tables.
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