AIR replication in conjunction with local tape backups
Good Morning All,
I have just finished setting up our production environment and we have 1 month of successful backups. My next step is to set up my DR site (in production) and to enable AIR. I had a couple issues with this in my test setup a couple of months back but this time everything seems to be running great but I have a few questions if you dont mind:
I would like my daily incremental backups to have a 2 week retention and my weekly Full backups to have 1 Month retention, with the SLP I can only set a single retention unless I create a separate backup policy and SLP for the weekly. I am fine wiht this if there is no workaround and I will just set everything to 1 month and use some more storage if I have to.
Secondly, and more importantly, I would like to have a monthly backup that runs off to tape with infinite retention and the only way I can seem to do this is to create a separate schedule under each policy and override policy storage for that schedule, is this the way or is there a way from doing this from within my SLP? I would Ideally like to run one of my weekly full backups to disk and then to tape (but just once a month).
The SLP is currently configured to a Backup operation and then a secondary Replication operation.
Hopefully this all makes sense!