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Re: [Bacula-devel] Synthetic Full backup or Consolidation

Kern Sibbald wrote:
> Hello,
> 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'm considering the possibility of implementing it as a sort of sub-option of 
> Migration and Copy jobs.  The advantage is that virtually all the necessary 
> code exists, and by using Migration and Copy, the Consolidate can either be 
> a "move" or a "copy" operation. 

There may be something I'm missing, but I'm a little unclear on exactly what
these jobs would be doing.  More specifically, would these consolidation
operations entail duplication of volume data (ie, consolidate jobs X, Y and Z
from volumes A, B and C into a new job Q on volume W), or would it just be
manipulation of catalog data?

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