Backup Exec 2012 - Scheduling Dedupe Jobs
I'm new to using the dedupe option so I appologize if my questions are repetative..
How are you guys typically configuring your dedupe jobs so that you retain the data with fulls/dif/inc efficiently? There is an option labeled "keep for", which I'm assuming is similar to the retention period on tape media... yes/no?
Is there an advantage to creating frequent full backups? All I can figure is that decreasing the time between full backups would allow you to reclaim space if needed. If I set a job to take a monthly Full with daily differentials, what should I set the "keep for" to? For example, if I want to keep 4 months worth of history on a server, is this the correct setup:
Full - First Saturday of each Month --> Keep For = 4 Months
Differential - Daily --> Keep For = 4 Months