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

On Monday 19 May 2008 06:44:56 Michael Short wrote:
> On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 5:38 AM, Thomas Mueller <thomas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
> > hmm... "move" operation on synthetic backup means, that the last full
> > backup will be purged/pruned? so, all diff/inc backup jobs will be
> > worthless for a full restore before the new synthetic full backup? For
> > my case i have in mind, i would never use such a "move" operation on
> > synthetic backup. but there may be other scenarios around.
> I believe this feature would be useful to reclaim disk space occupied
> by expired catalog entries. 

I don't expect the Consolidation feature to help reclaiming disk space any 
more than Migration does today -- it could make your disk Volumes recycle 
faster and thus be reused.  Otherwise no space is really reclaimed.


> In bandwidth limited environments, it is 
> almost impossible to perform a reliable full backup of a bacula
> client. In these situations, I have used an external drive to collect
> the initial full backup and incremental can continue over the network.
> Unfortunately, this solution is very resource intensive (requiring
> human intervention and a long trip to off site locations) so we avoid
> this as much as possible.
> These new features will significantly reduce the cost of maintaining
> our current backup solution.
> Sincerely,

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