Archiving client files with longer retention period than backup policy
I'd like to archive some files off our Centos 5.6 system, using the NetBackup 7.5 client. Our server is running also 7.5 under Solaris.
I believe I understand how archives differ from backups, and that I have to initiate it from the client interface. Two questions though:
The only backup policy for this client has a 6 month retention, and the policy selection is a lot broader than just the files of interest. I figure as long as the policy selection is wider than the files, I'm ok. But how to specify a longer retention? Do I have to create a new policy (call it "Archive"?) and select that at the time of backup somehow? I see no seperate option to "archive" in the client interface.
Also I see mention in previous posts that the policy selected must have a user archive schedule that permits this. Looking at the existing policy, I don't see where this is specified.
Thanks for any advice....Lyle