ShadowProtect continuous incrementals and restarting the chain
Posted on 2014-02-18
I did a restore of a continuous incremental and things are OK.
Would you start the continuous incremental with a new full?
I did that - I moved the full and incrementals to another folder.
I thought the existing continuous incremental backup job would see that the full was missing and start over.
That wasnt the case - it gave me an error.
So I connected to the machine and right clicked on the job and chose execute full.
The full started. But before it was complete the next scheduled incremental would start (and stop the full backup, incompleted). The incremental also failed because the full didn't exist.
I went into the schedule for the existing job and removed the incrementals for the next few days and did an execute full. It seemed to not update the change for incrementals and again stopped the full(incomplete) and failed the incremental.
I wound up deleting that job and recreating the job and its doing the backup and Ill see if that solves it.
Is that the answer? you cant restart a Continuous incremental with a new full - you have to recreate the job? if not, how would you do it when the full would not be done before the next incremental is scheduled?
What does write job file do? (when you right click on a job you get that choice). I looked on the web and didnt find anything."