On Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 4:22 AM, Prem <email@example.com
> Hi All,
> I was reading the online guides to set up the scheduling for the backup
> clients, however I just find it hard to implement a schedule
as per my
The server is designed to handle a larger number of backups by
controlling the scheduling internally.
> I would like to achieve the following:
> - Daily incremental from Monday to Thurs at 8pm
> - Weekly full backup on Friday at 8pm
> - Monthly full backup on the last day of the month at 8pm.
It works best to think in terms of when _not_ to do backups and set
your blackout periods for that, letting backuppc do its work anytime
outside of those times. However, if you do the initial setup or force
a full at approximately the time you want backups to happen, the
'approximately daily' scheduling will stay fairly close to that timing
as long as the machines are running.
> - Retention of the backup for 1 year and then prune the data as it expires.
There isn't a real concept of monthy and yearly, but with the pooling
scheme there is not much
overhead if you need to keep some extra
copies due to approximations with days/weeks.http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/backuppc/index.php?title=Keep_yearly_backups
And if you really need fine-grained control, you can use cron:http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/backuppc/?title=Schedule_Backups_With_Cron
Les Mikesell firstname.lastname@example.org