ARCserve help

Posted on 2005-04-05
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
BrightStor ArcServe Backup 11.0...

I have a file system device created on a share on a server.  The nightly backups being run to it are roughly 100GB.  

How do I create a job so that it writes todays backup, to that file systenm device.  BUT Then on a successful completion of todays backup, will delete yesturday's backup...

So in the morning, assuming the backup successfully completely, the only data on the file system device will be last nights backup.

Question by:plattze
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    Accepted Solution

    you can use the pre/post option which you can find in brightstor global option.
    create a basic script to delete files you want and put the name uder post option and
    specify do not run the "delete" script if the backup failed.

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    Assisted Solution

    Setting the job to Overwrite will take care of deleting the previous nights backup.
    The hard part is for the next job to only run if the previous was successful.
    There is no option to only run a job based on that condition.
    ? What is considered successful?
    If the job is incomplete and missed one or more files do you still consider that successful?
    You see if one file is missed the job is marked as incomplete and not as successful.
    There are Return Codes
    Return Codes
    The following codes are returned by ca_backup:
    0--The job completed successfully
    1--The job failed
    2--The job is incomplete
    3--The job was cancelled
    4--The status of the job is unknown
    5--The job is still active

    So you could do some scripting to run a job based of the Return Code.
    ca_backup.exe can be used to run job from the command line.
    The help for ca_backup.exe can be found from within the ARCserve Job Scheduler when you select it.

    By the way you really should update to 11.1
    QO60378 154.3 MB 10/07/04 NT -BRIGHTSTOR ARCSERVE BACKUP r11.1 UPDATE
    QO63594 119 MB 01/27/05 NT -BAB R11.1 SERVICE PACK 1 - ENGLISH
    QO66072 10.5 MB 04/04/05 NT -BAB 11.1 DEVICE SUPPORT UPDATE 3  
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    Did you need any more help on this?
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    I believe I did answer his question and give additional information relating to what he wants.

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