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nbu 7.5 extend retention

Created: 28 Oct 2013 • Updated: 28 Oct 2013 | 5 comments
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I need to extend the retention of an imaage.

What is the difference in below command?

we have copy 2 on tape and copy 1 on disk.

 

bash-3.2$ sudo ./bpexpdate -backupid  win21_1380426339   -d 12/31/2013 -copy 1
Are you SURE you want to change win21_1380426339 copy 1
to expire on Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 2013 y/n (n)? y

bash-3.2$ sudo ./bpexpdate -backupid  win21_1380426339   -d 12/31/2013
Are you SURE you want to change win21_1380426339 copy 1
to expire on Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 2013 y/n (n)? y

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Nagalla's picture

Read this 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO43656

 

-copy number

Expires or changes the expiration date of the specified copy number and is valid only with the -backupidand -recalculate options. Valid values are 1 through 10.

If the primary copy is expired, the other copy becomes the primary copy. If this option is not specified, the expiration affects both copies of the backup.

Arun K's picture

Thanks
Nagalla.

I have read the doc.

bash-3.2$ sudo ./bpexpdate -backupid  win21_1380426339   -d 12/31/2013
Are you SURE you want to change win21_1380426339 copy 1
to expire on Tue Dec 31 00:00:00 2013 y/n (n)? y
 

This will extend the retention of   this image from disk as well as tape.Correct?

revaroo's picture

Nothing. You are explicitly stating copy 1 in the first command. The 2nd just does copy 1 by default as that is the only copy.

If you had 2 copies, the second command would change BOTH copies to 12/31/2013, the first wouldn't

 

Example of 2 images copies below:

 

# bpimagelist -d 01/01/1970
IMAGE master_1 0 0 10 master_1_1381393430 test 0 *NULL* root FULL 0 1 1381393430 19 2147483646 0 0 32 1 2 2 0 test_1381393430_FULL.f *NULL* *NULL* 0                     1 0 0 0 *NULL* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *NULL* 0 0 0 *NULL* 5 1 0 735 0 0 *NULL* *NULL* 0 0 0 0 *NULL* *NULL* 0 12 0 0
HISTO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FRAG 1 1 32 0 0 0 0 @aaaab master_1 262144 0 0 -1 0 1;AdvancedDisk;master_1;disk_storage1;/disk_storage1;0 2147483646 0 65537 0 0 0 6 0 1381393449 1 1 *NULL* *                    NULL* 0 0
FRAG 2 1 32 0 0 0 0 @aaaad master_1 262144 0 0 -1 0 1;AdvancedDisk;master_1;disk_storage2;/disk_storage2;0 2147483646 0 65537 0 1 0 6 0 1382956777 1 1 *NULL* *                    NULL* 0 0

# bpexpdate -backupid master_1_1381393430 -d 01/01/2014
Are you SURE you want to change master_1_1381393430
to expire on Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 2014 y/n (n)? y

# bpimagelist -d 01/01/1970
IMAGE master_1 0 0 10 master_1_1381393430 test 0 *NULL* root FULL 0 1 1381393430 19 1388534400 0 0 32 1 2 2 0 test_1381393430_FULL.f *NULL* *NULL* 0                     1 0 0 0 *NULL* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *NULL* 0 0 0 *NULL* 5 1 0 735 0 0 *NULL* *NULL* 0 0 0 0 *NULL* *NULL* 0 12 0 0
HISTO 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FRAG 1 1 32 0 0 0 0 @aaaab master_1 262144 0 0 -1 0 1;AdvancedDisk;master_1;disk_storage1;/disk_storage1;0 1388534400 0 65537 0 0 0 6 0 1381393449 1 1 *NULL* *                    NULL* 0 0
FRAG 2 1 32 0 0 0 0 @aaaad master_1 262144 0 0 -1 0 1;AdvancedDisk;master_1;disk_storage2;/disk_storage2;0 1388534400 0 65537 0 1 0 6 0 1382956777 1 1 *NULL* *                    NULL* 0 0
 

Nagalla's picture

if you have 2 copies then..

with the 2nd command.. it will get all the images( tape and disk) recaulaute 

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Arun K's picture

Thanks revaroo for ur time also..

 

Thanks Ngalla.