Best practices for Backup Exec 2012 data lifecycle management
|Article:HOWTO74449|||||Created: 2012-03-07|||||Updated: 2012-03-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74449|
Best practices include tips and recommendations to allow the most efficient use for the Symantec Backup Exec 2012 data lifecycle management feature. You should also review the best practices for the agents, options, or other features that you use.
The following best practices are for efficient data lifecycle management:
To get more disk space before data lifecycle management expires any backup sets, you can delete unwanted backup sets manually in Backup Exec. Do not use Windows Explorer or a Windows command prompt to delete backup files.
To prevent data lifecycle management from expiring a backup set, you can manually retain a backup set. Backup Exec automatically retains all dependent backup sets as well. When you no longer want to retain a backup set, you must release it so that data lifecycle management can manage the retention period for it.
When setting up the schedules for backups in a backup definition, avoid adding many incremental backups between full backups. The data lifecycle management process must search through each backup set to check dependencies; therefore, the more incrementals there are, the longer the DLM process takes.
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