Hi, It's with some shame that I must admit that through the long years of using amanda I've never really played with the bump* parameters for DLEs!
I'm now in a situation that might benefit from some tuning using those to aggressively encourage bumping the gnutar incremental levels. The drawback of potentially needing more tapes for recovery is not really a constraint for me. I have a DLE (~5TB) for which the estimates are done on the server -- the client, a NAS/filer, doesn't support anything else, so the DLE usage info is really just from the historical usage not the current one. Any ideas/hints on how should I proceed from what is currently (default values I guess) configured? bumppercent 20 bumpsize 20480K bumpdays 1 bumpmult 4.00000 Would setting bumpdays to higher values (2 or 3 days) pull in the direction I want to go? Since bumppercent != 0, bumpsize is ignored from the man page, so I guess the only important parameter left is bumppercent. Should I increase it or decrease it? I'm having a hard time understanding what the doc says for amanda.conf says... thanks! jf