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Re: [Bacula-devel] Copy Jobs Selection
On Sat, May 24, 2008 at 12:30:06PM +0200, Kern Sibbald wrote:
> 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.
> 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!
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