Subject: Re: [Bacula-users] Job pruning



On Thu, 07 Apr 2011 23:08:38 +0200, JÃrÃme Blion <jerome.blion@xxxxxxx>
wrote:
> Le 07/04/2011 10:24, JÃrÃme Blion a Ãcrit :
>> Hello,
>>
>> That would mean there is no job retention. BackupCatalog jobs are
pruned.
>> So, we can have Job pruning before volume pruning.
>> File, Job, Volume retentions are differents parameters. Volumes can
only
>> be automatically recycled if no more jobs references it.
>>
>> Best regards.
>> Jerome Blion.
>>
>>
>> On Wed, 6 Apr 2011 22:04:24 -0300, Rodrigo Renie Braga
>> <rodrigorenie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> The jobs will only be pruned when their respective volumes are
recycled
>> or
>>> purged... since the Volume Retention in your Pool is 3 days, that will
>>> happen at the seventh day of running backups, when the second volume
>>> expires
>>> and Bacula recycles the first volume...
>>>
>>>
>>> 2011/4/6 JÃrÃme Blion<jerome.blion@xxxxxxx>
>>>
>>>> Hello,
>>>>
>>>> I'm setting a test infrastructure on Debian Squeeze. I'm using Debian
>>>> packages (5.0.2).
>>>> You can find various configuration files here:
>>>> http://www.hebergement-pro.org/bacula/
>>>>
>>>> I set:
>>>> serveur:/home/www/www/bacula# grep Retention bacula-dir.conf.txt
>>>> File Retention = 3 days
>>>> Job Retention = 3 days
>>>> Volume Retention = 3 days
>>>> Volume Retention = 3 days
>>>> File Retention = 3 days
>>>>
>>>> When I list jobs, I can see jobs which should have expired. Catalog
>>>> backups
>>>> are correctly pruned but other ones are not.
>>>> Here are some outputs:
>>>>
>>
http://www.hebergement-pro.org/bacula/output.txt<http://www.hebergement-pro.org/bacula/joblist.txt>
>>>> Files backed up during these jobs cannot be listed with "list files
>>>> jobid=35". I can restore the whole job successfully (as the volume
has
>>>> not
>>>> been recycled yet)
>>>> When I perform a show job=Backup_Serveur (or anyone else), I have the
>>>> following strange line: JobRetention=0 secs FileRetention=11 months
16
>>>> days
>>>> 4 hours 46 mins 48 secs
>>>> I never set it up such retentions. What is that File Retention ? I
>> don't
>>>> understand it.
>>>>
>>>> By the past, I modified retention period. How does the pruning work ?
>> is
>>>> the expiration date stored into the database ? I didn't find it.
>>>> How could I identify what is wrong in my setup ?
>>>>
>>>> Best regards.
>>>> Jerome Blion.
>
> Hello,
>
> Sorry for the message on top...
> To give you new inputs:
>
> 07-Apr 23:05 vm10-bacula-dir JobId 77: Begin pruning Jobs older than 3
> days .
> 07-Apr 23:05 vm10-bacula-dir JobId 77: No Jobs found to prune.
> 07-Apr 23:05 vm10-bacula-dir JobId 77: Begin pruning Jobs.
> 07-Apr 23:05 vm10-bacula-dir JobId 77: Pruned Files from 2 Jobs for
> client serveur-fd from catalog.
> 07-Apr 23:05 vm10-bacula-dir JobId 77: End auto prune.
>
> Why jobs are not pruned by the system, whereas files are ?
> They should be cleaned together.
>
> Best regards.
> Jerome Blion.
Hello,

I totally reinstalled the bacula server.
I modified all retentions before starting it.

Now, files, jobs and volumes are pruned according to my directives.
I think the retention period is stored into the database... I just don't
know where.

HTH.
JÃrÃme Blion.

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