Subject: Re: [Bacula-users] Changing End time of a Virtual
Full Backup?

On 04/25/11 13:46, prestonw wrote:
> I just started using Bacula and am very impressed with its feature
> set. I'm currently backup up a mix of around 14 Linux and Windows
> clients using an "Incrementals Forever" model straight to disk which
> is replicated to an off-site disk. This system, so far, is working
> fantastic, but I'm worried about future expansion in the coming years
> and I'm wondering if it is possible to change the end time when doing
> a Virtual Full backup. This would allow me to basically roll my
> starting full and incremental backups into a single full backup and
> allow me to remove them. On systems where we have a significant
> amount of changing files, this could lead to a lot of recovered disk
> space.

I'm not sure what you mean by "changing end time". But, if you create a
VirtualFull backup, then future incrementals and differentials should
run against that VirtualFull. The "incrementals forever" model is
pretty risky ... it can mean that a restore requires a HUGE number of
jobs restored, and can fail if any of them is missing.

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