Typically we wouldn't promote the duplicate (copy 2) to primary first.
We'd simply set its retention:


bpexpdate -backupid <backupID> -d infinity -copy 2 


Then for the original (copy 1) we'd set it to expire immediately:


bpexpdate -backupid <backupID> -d 0 -copy 1


We wouldn't specify media at all as what we're interested in is the
images (which is what the backupid refers to) not the media.  Once all
images on a given media are expired then the media itself expires



From: veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu
[mailto:veritas-bu-boun...@mailman.eng.auburn.edu] On Behalf Of BeDour,
Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2010 9:22 AM
To: veritas-bu@mailman.eng.auburn.edu
Subject: [Veritas-bu] Duplication / expiring image question


Our environment, NBU 6.5.4 running on HP-UX 11-31 with a Data Domain VTL
and MSL6060 tape library.

Our tape library wasn't connected when we ran our yearly backups and now
that it is, I'm in the process of duplicating the yearly backups from
the VTL to tape to be moved offsite.  I am going through my process to
insure I don't miss any data in the move and only remove the original of
the duplicated data.  I have duplicated what was backed from one policy
and set the copy as primary.  In the example below, the original was
backed up to D11233 and then duplicated to 000789.  


 # bpimagelist  -d 01/02/2010 -sl dbn-pkg02-arch-bcv-yf

IMAGE yos_sam1 0 0 8 yos_sam1_1262415605 dbn-pkg02-arch-bcv-dd 0 *NULL*
root dbn-pkg02-arch-bcv-yf 0 8 1262415605 1296 1483167605 0 0 16501472
1826 2 2 0 dbn-pkg02-arch-bcv-dd_1262415605_FULL.f *NULL* *NULL* 0 2 0 0
0 *NULL* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 *NULL* 0 0 0 *NULL* 438265 1 0 198706 0 0 *NULL*
*NULL* 0 0

HISTO -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1 -1

FRAG 1 1 16501472 0 2 6 1 D11233 yos_sam1 65536 2 0 1 0 *NULL*
1483167605 0 65544 0 0 0 1 0 1262416901 0 *NULL*

FRAG 2 1 16501472 0 2 14 1 000789 yos_sam1 65536 2 0 14 0 *NULL*
1483167605 0 65544 0 0 0 1 0 1262810326 0 *NULL*


What I now need to do is expire the D11233 VTL tape and leave the 000789
one alone.  After I RTFM I think the command below should do what I want
but would like some verification before pulling the trigger:

# bpexpdate  -backupid yos_sam1_1262415605  -m D11233  -d 0

Can anyone see a problem with the above, will it only remove the images
on D11233 for the backup id of yos_sam1_1262415605 and leave anything
else alone?  Is there better way to do this?

Thanks in advance....

Wayne BeDour

Unix System Administrator

PH: 248-447-1739

Internet: wbed...@lear.com


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