Shadow Protect issue w/ Retension policy

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  1. screamer

    screamer Registered Member

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    I have SP ver3 set up w/ Retention to image E: Main Drive to C: Drive on Mon, Wed, & Fri and to F: Drive on Tues, Thurs & Sat. I set it to keep one copy of back up. delete full and incrementals. For some reason SP just adds the new back up to either directory C: & F: Am I doing something wrong or is this a bug in SP?

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  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    Were you able to do that all in one job. I've never tried the retention policy. I always set it, but ended up deleteing the files and restarting before that point. Also I do frequent images to internal drive and less frequent to external which are normally off.

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  3. screamer

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    Hey Pete,

    No, these were done in two separate BU schedules. Actually I don't think internal vs. external drives is an issue here. It's the Retension Policy rule itself that's in question.

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  4. Peter2150

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    Unless the two schedules are bumping heads. Hopefully you'll get an answer on the other forum. I've never tried what you are doing.
     
  5. grnxnm

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    Run handle.exe (from sysinternals/microsoft) with the name of the older base image file at the time you create a new base image and see if something is holding a handle to the old one which would prevent the retention policy from deleting it.
     
  6. screamer

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    No such luck :( --> Couldn't reproduce problem

    I was able to solve the problem by writing a batch file to delete each existing image.SPF 5 min prior to scheduled image.

    This'll have to do

    ...screamer
     
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