EV Backup questions
I have been struggling with backups of our EV environment for the past few months, and thought I would turn to the community for a bit of advice.
We currently run EV10.1 and NetBackup 188.8.131.52 backing up with the 'Enterprise-Vault' policy type.
I am running into two seperate issues, first is that EV does not seem to be deleting all safety copies. We have mail setup to archive after 30 days, delete shortcut after 90. I have a chunk of time from 11/22/12 to 12/5/12 where the safety copies did not delete, and it has the icon of the disk with the clock on it (rather than the 2 squares). But everything from 12/5/12 to 12/12/12 is archiving and deleting copies as normally.
Is there something I can do to force the shortcuts to process during that time period?
Second issue is that my log files on the SQL server are growing really large (4-5x the size of the database), I think this is due to only a certain type of backup (I think cumulative incremental?) will truncate the logs. I remember talking about this at EV class, but I dont remember what the specifics were. I had been running Full backups for the past couple weeks because I thought that would clear the safety copies every night, but it does not seem to be truncating the logs.
So I would like to hear what some others do for their backups, to handle truncation and safety copies frequently. I plan to dig through the 'best_practice_for_ev_backups.pdf' this week as well to review this.
Thank you for any help you can provide!