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Re: [Bacula-devel] Copy Jobs Selection

On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 12:30:06PM +0200, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> Hello,
> For those of you using the new Copy feature to make copies of backups, here is 
> some information that may help:

Thanks. I'm right now in the process of trying it out.. 
> From looking at the code, Bacula should be able to select disk or tape quite 
> easily if you specify a "pool=xxx" on your restore command line (in bat, one 
> simply selects from a drop down box).  In that case, Bacula will restrict 
> finding JobIds to restore (for a current or time based restore) to those Jobs 
> that wrote to the specified pool.

Ok. Nice.
> I haven't actually tested this, but it *should* allow you to relatively easily 
> select which Copy you want to use for restore.
> Another option is to simply specify the JobIds manually (not very good if you 
> want to select the most current backup, which may be a number of jobids).

Hmm.. can you explain this in more detail? How can most current backup be
multiple jobids? Full jobs + incremental jobs? 

> Although you can specify Storage=xxx on the restore command line, it does not 
> seem to be used in the selection of the JobIds, so specifying it may or may 
> not be useful.  Before the final release, I will look into allowing a Storage 
> specification to select which backup is used as well.  However, using pool is 
> probably a better choice.
> Finally, I am considering implementing an option equivalent to the SQL command 
> that Ulrich is using so that you can "automatically" Copy only those jobs 
> that have not already been copied.  I won't guarantee that this will be 
> implemented before the next release, but it is clearly needed.

Yep, this feature is needed. 

Thanks a lot!

-- Pasi

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