I am setting up a backup scheme with GFS rotation, 7-day weekly incremental backup with full on Sunday.
I think I have everything setup pretty well, just had a question. I want to move one tape off site on a monthly basis, which I assume would be the Grandfather tape. How would I identify this tape from the tape library device after the backup has run, and if I rotate this tape from being offsite and then return it after another tape has run, will this cause any problems with the process?
An alternative is to run a seperate backup that is outside the GFS rotation, that does a full backup on a monthly basis with its own media pool. After creating the GFS rotation, Arcserve created the media pools for the daily, weekly and monthly jobs. How do I know which tapes I can safely use for this outside job, since the pools and tapes have not yet been created since the first GFS backup runs tonight?