>Looking at the screenshot provided, I assume you are using Archiving/onepass for your filesystem
Not sure about that. I'm a new Commvault admin. Maybe I had misinterpreted you. In Commvault, archiving means to move data to a secondary storage and use it to function as an archive copy. Right? It sounds like HSM to me. I just want to backup the data and keep deleted/modified items to be retained for 5 years. This is a big file server. So, I assumed that I need to do a Synthetic Full regularly. ("A synthetic full is required only when using subclient retention settings. In creating the list of objects to include in a synthetic full, subclient retention values are consulted.")
For now, I can't use archiving, so I can't setup the Commvault to move or delete anything.
>this will mean this is an infinite incremental with Synthetic Full?
Yes. The idea is do incremental backups everyday and one synthetic full each 30 days.
> With the last part, if Deduplication is not enabled, you will not be able to enable on the fly. Deduplication needs to be enabled during creation (so if it is grayed out, then Deduplication was not apply during creation of the Copy).
I decided to create the Storage Policy without dedup, because our main disk library is a Data Domain and dedupe can't be disabled. And now? We're having troubles with Synthetic Fulls taking a long time to complete. The situation has been getting more complicated as time goes by.
Maybe a DASH Full can help me, but I can't enable it.
What are the options available?