how to retain job beyond aging schedule

Last post 07-11-2018, 3:02 PM by Liam. 5 replies.
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  • how to retain job beyond aging schedule
    Posted: 07-11-2018, 11:08 AM

    Hi. We have a job we want to put a hold on. We're on v11 with SP11. I found some older instructions but the 'retain jon' option isn't in the right click for the job. 

  • Re: how to retain job beyond aging schedule
    Posted: 07-11-2018, 11:11 AM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 09-21-2018, 4:49 PM Liam
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    You have to view the job from the storage policy \ copy that you want to keep it on, primary vs aux essentially. If you are just looking at job history of the client that would encompass all the copies. 

  • Re: how to retain job beyond aging schedule
    Posted: 07-11-2018, 11:38 AM

    Thanks. Found it. 

    Which reminds me, is there a way to view expired jobs and their media to see if we have expired tapes that have to be overwritten with new data? We don't know the tape numbers for jobs but we have a ton from that time period that have yet to be overwritten yet. 

     

    Thanks

  • Re: how to retain job beyond aging schedule
    Posted: 07-11-2018, 11:45 AM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 09-21-2018, 4:49 PM Liam
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    Backup history from client of the tape copy and include the aged data option in advanced. Right click on the job and choose to view media. Greyed out would be aged. You may have tapes where not all the jobs are aged, they can't be reused until all jobs are aged as when it is first mounted to be written to the OML is overwritten so all pointers to existing data are removed. 

  • Re: how to retain job beyond aging schedule
    Posted: 07-11-2018, 12:47 PM

    Aplynx:

    Backup history from client of the tape copy and include the aged data option in advanced. Right click on the job and choose to view media. Greyed out would be aged. You may have tapes where not all the jobs are aged, they can't be reused until all jobs are aged as when it is first mounted to be written to the OML is overwritten so all pointers to existing data are removed. 

     

    So if I view the jobs of a client and it shows no greyed out jobs does that mean there are no tapes out there that have expired jobs on them for this client, that have not yet been fully aged out? 

    Our hope was that there might be an older job for a client that is aged out but still on a tape and we could reindex it and get the data. 

  • Re: how to retain job beyond aging schedule
    Posted: 07-11-2018, 3:02 PM
    • Aplynx is not online. Last active: 09-21-2018, 4:49 PM Liam
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    Correct, as long as you have the aged data option enabled in the advanced options of the backup history.

    You can also run the Data Aging on Media Forecast report to get an idea of where the aged jobs are. Just make sure you choose the correct storage policies because it will take some time to build up the report. 

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