Thanks for the update. I don't mind watching the file table, and I have about 17-19TB of storage and I'm only using about 60% at the moment. I'll set the job and file retention to the same as the volume retention for now and see how much it grows or if we experience any degradation in speed.
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From: Uwe Schuerkamp [mailto:uwe.schuerkamp@...]
Sent: Friday, October 18, 2013 4:55 AM
To: Steven Hammond
Cc: bacula-users (bacula-users@...)
Subject: Re: [Bacula-users] File retention
On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 03:24:58PM +0000, Steven Hammond wrote:
> I have question about file retention. I noticed that even though I
> have setup my monthly backups for 1 yr volume retention, the list of
> files associated with the job(s) are deleted after 60 days. While I
> can still perform a FULL RESTORE (I assume), 99% of the time it is a
> file or database that needs restored and not the whole client
> backup. So, my question is, should I set my VOLUME=JOB=FILE
> retention to 1 year so that all the jobs and files associated with
> the volume are still in the catalog? Thanks for any advice or
I assume that's the way it works. You'll need to keep an eye on your
file table though as it can grow ridiculously large esp. if you have
many small files per job.
Another option could be looking into bscan / bextract and friends
which will also allow you to extract a set of files from a bacula
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