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Re: [Bacula-devel] Synthetic Backups


On Thursday 12 June 2008 23:19:12 Matt Mills wrote:
> Mr Sibbald,
> > I am considering putting a first cut of job consolidation into the
> > next version of Bacula -- see item #3 on the y, Projects list "Merge
> > multiple backups (Synthetic Backup or Consolidation)"
> I was wondering if you ever got anywhere with this, I'm very interested
> in Synthetic backups.
> -Matt Mills

Job consolidation (or synthetic backups) is a project that is on our list, but 
as of this point in time nothing is implemented.  It is a project that I 
would like to do, but it still remains undefined from the stand point of 
directives and how it would be used (e.g. could you specify a point in time 
rather than just the last Full backup, and if so, how; what happens if the 
backups done were not "accurate backups", which means the consolidation will 
not *really* be equivalent to a Full, ...).  These kinds of problems (and 
testing) often take more time than the actual programming.

I cannot promise that it will make it into the next release, because we 
already have a large number of projects in works.

The next major release is scheduled for September or later.

Best regards,


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