2010-03-08 12:41 PM
I was informed that we have to retain a specific snapshot of our exchange server for what may be a long period of time. We use the Standard, Daily, and Weekly backup sets in our everyday snapshots to keep one week (with one verified snap) online at all times. I have an appropriate "Weekly" snapshot taken at the time we need to keep. Is there a way that I can tell Snapmanager to not delete this single Weekly snapshot? We are on Exchange 2007 sp2 with Snapmanager 5.
Standard = three daily snaps, deleted after 24 hours
Daily = one nightly snap, delete after 6 days
Weekly = one weekly verified snap, delete after one week.
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2010-03-08 11:40 PM
I suppose you can just rename the snapshot to something completely different. That way, SME won't recognize it anymore and leaves it alone.
snap rename -V [volume name] [old snapshotname] [new snapshotname]
2010-03-09 12:28 AM
if you keep that snapshot for a long period of time (like 6 month or so) you will end up with pleny of space needed in your snapshot space! maybe it would be a good idea to clone that specific snapshot and move its content (exchange database .edb) to a tape.
worst case would be a complete overwrite resulting in 200% of precious san space wasted ;-)