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Holding Backup Job for a day only instead of the entire occurence.

Created: 04 Nov 2012 • Updated: 12 Nov 2012 | 3 comments
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Good Day,

I'm not sure if there is a duplicate post about this issue but i cannot find one, anyways this is what we have for our backup infrastructure:

Software: BE2010 r3

Library: IBM System Storage TS3100

The issue is i have a daily differential backups on almost 90 servers running every night Sunday to Thursday. Sometimes we would decide not to run the backup for a specific day for a certain reason. When we were using the older version of Symantec Backup Proxy 12.5 we can hold the backup for all servers for just a day without affecting other daily backup.

For example:

I have Server01 scheduled to run every night from Sunday to Thursday but then i want to hold the job on Tuesday. In the old version we can hold the job only on Tuesday but Wednesday and Thursday jobs are still on schedule unlike on BE2010 r3 when i hold the job on Tuesday, it holds all daily jobs for that server.

Anybody knows if can hold a daily job on my desired day only but keep the jobs on schedule?

Appreciate any help from you guys.

Thank you.

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Jaydeep S's picture

I dont this this can be done automatically. You would need to put the job on hold on the day you dont need it to run and then remove it from hold on the next day so that it can run.

Alternatively, you could add an exclude day in the schedule for that job.

CraigV's picture


Unless you have 90 jobs, I assume you're using a GFS policy with a lot, if not ALL, your servers in 1 job. In this case there is no way to halt specific backups of servers in a policy. It is the policy as a whole, or not at all.


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Jadeonpax's picture


Thanks for the inputs, it's just that for the older version i can just select all the jobs for this day that i want to hold without affecting the schedule on the others days it needs to run.

Thank again...

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