Best Practices for Setting up a Backup Policy with Retention

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Last Updated: Sep 12, 2013 04:28PM PDT

Best Practices for Setting up a Backup Policy with Retention

The best practice that is recommended to end users would be to set up there backup policies based on the following diagram:
  1. Set up a Full file level backup job to run every two weeks with the overwrite mode.
  2. Set up an Differential/ Incremental job to run daily between Full backups.
  3. Set up your Backup Retention Policy to run for your differences weekly.
  4. The diagram below shows best practice for creating two full backup jobs with overwrite write mode.
  5. Setting up differences to run every two weeks with append to media write mode.
  6. The jobs are scheduled to run every two weeks with a retention policy to maintain 12 differences. 


Full Backup Job:
Please refer to the following link for Best Practices Full Backup:
http://support.novastor.com/customer/portal/articles/1295984-best-practices-full-backup

Differences Job:
Please refer to the following link for Best Practices Differences: 
http://support.novastor.com/customer/portal/articles/1295992-best-practices-differences

Backup Retention:
Please refer to the following link for Best Practices Retention:
http://support.novastor.com/customer/portal/articles/1296010-best-practices-backup-retention
 

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