Storage Lifecycle policies
I'm running NetBackup 7 and write all my backups to a Data Domain disk appliance. Currently we use Vault to duplicate to tape. I'm getting ready to setup storage lifecycle policies so that I can begin duplicating the images written to disk out to tape and was hoping someone can provide some insight on the best way to configure SLPs.
What I have today is a backup policy with 3 schedules: Daily, Weekly and Monthly. Each of these has a seperate retention time. Today, the retention is set to 2 weeks on all of those and when we run our Vault policy we change that retention when its written to tape based on the which schedule backed it up.
I wanted to know how to best fit this 3 schedule model into an SLP. From what I can figure, is that I will have to create 3 SLPs, one for each schedule. I'd configure each with a backup policy that wrote to disk and expired the image after 2 weeks and a duplication policy that would write to tape and would expire the image after 4 weeks for my Weekly Schedule and after 12 months for my Monthly schedule.
I would then have to go into each policy and modify each schedule and select to override the default policy storage unit with an SLP that matched the retention policy for that schedule.
I have to imagine there is an easier way but can't think of one. I know SLPs are used quite frequently out there so wanted to get some ideas on how someone else has this configured. Thanks.