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How do I remove backup schedules in HP Data Protector

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I am currently using Data Protector A.09.09.
I setup incrementals, but want to remove and/or edit those incrementals.

I am only seeing the option to Remove these incremental one day at a time.
How do I remove all of the incrementals in the schedule without affecting the weekly full backups?
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noxchoIT Product Manager
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According to the user manual it can be done this way:

Modifying a Backup Specification
You can modify an already configured and saved backup specification.
Steps
1. In the Context List, click Backup.
2. In the Scoping Pane, expand Backup Specifications and then expand the appropriate type of
backup specification (for example, Filesystem). All saved backup specifications are displayed.
3. Click the backup specification that you want to modify.
4. In the Source property page, as well as in the other property pages (Destination, Options, and
Scheduling), modify your backup specification, and then click Apply.
Once you have modified your backup, you can preview or start it in the Actions menu.
Note: Preview is not available for the Data Protector Internal Database backup, the backup
sessions of specific Data Protector application integrations, and zero downtime backup (ZDB).
Tip: When you modify a backup specification, perform backup and then select the object for
restore, only files and directories backed up in the last version are selected for restore. To change
the backup version, right-click the object and then click Select Version.
Previewing and Starting a Backup
You can preview a backup to verify your choices. Previewing does not read data from disk(s) selected
for backup, nor does it write data to the media in the device configured for the backup. However, it
checks the communication through the used infrastructure and determines the size of data and the
availability of media at the destination.
You can start an existing (configured and saved) backup after you have given Data Protector all the
information for the backup.
Limitations
l Preview is not available for the Data Protector Internal Database backup and the backup sessions of
specific Data Protector application integrations.
l Preview is not available for zero downtime backup (ZDB).
Administrator's Guide
Chapter 9: Backup

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All of that boils down to on small section:
4. In the Source property page, as well as in the other property pages (Destination, Options, and
Scheduling), modify your backup specification, and then click Apply.
Once you have modified your backup, you can preview or start it in the Actions menu.

I am currently able to remove scheduled backups one day at a time, but I want to remove the recurring portion.
Ex: I have a Daily Incremental running, then a Full that runs on Saturday.
I want to stop the Daily Incrementals. If I delete it now it only deletes a specific day; not the recurring portion.

How do I remove all them at once?
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That shows how to remove a schedule, but not remove a single item with recurrences.

Is this the only method around it?
noxchoIT Product Manager
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It looks like that usability of Data Protector is not the best one. They won´t let you disable incremental backup. I am sorry but you have to remove both and then create new full backup schedule.
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