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Configuration Configuring a backup policy for a database

Table 3-5 shows example settings for an automatic backup schedule.

Table 3-5

Example settings for an Automatic Backup schedule

Type of backup

Schedule settings

Description

Settings

Automatic Backup

Retention

The length of time to store the record of a

2 weeks

backup, which NetBackup uses to determine if the schedule needs to be run.

Frequency determines how often a backup should be performed.

every week

The time during which a NetBackup operation can be initiated.

Sunday, 18:00:00 - 22:00:00

Frequency

Backup Window

6

If this schedule is the last schedule, click OK. To add other schedules, repeat step 1 through step 6.

Schedule properties

Some of the schedule properties have a different meaning for database backups than for a regular file system backup. Table 3-6 explains the schedule properties.

Table 3-6

Description of schedule properties

Property

Description

Type of backup

Specifies the type of backup that this schedule controls. The selection list shows only the backup types that apply to the policy you want to configure.

For more information, see “Types of backup schedules” on page 34.

Frequency

This setting is used only for scheduled backups and not for user-directed backups. Frequency specifies the period of time that can elapse until the next backup or archive operation begins on this schedule. For example, assume that the frequency is seven days and a successful backup occurs on Wednesday. The next full backup does not occur until the following Wednesday. Typically, incremental backups have a shorter frequency than full backups.

Calendar

This setting is used only for scheduled backups. It is not used for user-directed backups. The Calendar option allows you to schedule backup operations that are based on specific dates, recurring week days, or recurring days of the month.

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