shadow protect images - at some point some files may not be recoverable? Or how do you do it right?
Posted on 2014-02-03
It dawned on me recently. Is this correct? under some situations, a file can't be recovered if
a) it wasn't on the server long
b) it's a long time after the file was deleted / corrupted?
Specifically with shadow protect, but I would think it would apply with other apps. Is there a way to avoid the problem? Do you point this out to the client? How? It seems like an obscure situation they may not grasp and get more afraid that you are saying things might not be recoverable.
Say a file is created on the server on the 2nd of the month. You are doing 15 min continuous incrementals. It winds up getting deleted / corrupted within a couple weeks - before the end of the month.
It IS on the 15 min. incrementals, the daily consolidated, the weekly consolidated... but not on the monthly consolidated.....
then over time, the retension settings for Shadow Protect throw out the unneeded dailys and weeklys that have the file in them. yes, using the defaults of SP, that's weeks / months later. but then the client says - 'we just noticed this file we made a while ago was deleted....
it could be unrecoverable, right? Even if you 'archive'. If you have an archive of the 1st or 31st of the month, the file will not be there. yes, maybe an obscure situation. but a possible situation?
how do you deal with that? Avoid that? etc.