8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 26, 2013 6:39 AM by vreddypalli RSS

Changing Protection Policy for a Dataset

vreddypalli
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Hi,

 

We have have a dataset having backup relations with 1 month retention policy.  Now we want to apply a new protection policy with 1 year rentention.

 

1. Is it possible to change the protection policy...? what are the effects..?

2. If yes does it retain the existing snapshots till 1 year after applying the new policy..?

3. Does it allow the restore from NMC after the policy change..?

 

Regards,
Vijay R

  • Re: Changing Protection Policy for a Dataset
    adaikkap
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    Hi Vijay,

               If all that you want to change is the retentions setting you don't really need to change the protection policy. Just update the retention settings in the policy.

    But if the same policy is being used in more than one dataset, then all of them will inherit the new retention setting.

    In that case pls copy the existing policy, rename it and change the retentions setting to 1 yr and apply it on the required dataset only.

    That way other dataset using this current policy are not affected. 

    Now coming to your questions.

     

    1. Is it possible to change the protection policy...? what are the effects..?

    Yes, and the effects are explained above. As long as you don't change the policy of a existing dataset from Backup to mirror or vice versa there is not change or baseline involved.

     

    2. If yes does it retain the existing snapshots till 1 year after applying the new policy..?

    Yes.

    3. Does it allow the restore from NMC after the policy change..?

    Yes.

     

    Regards

    adai

    • Re: Changing Protection Policy for a Dataset
      vreddypalli
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      Hi Adai,

       

      Thanks for the quick response.

       

      We have a dataset with only one snapvault relation for which 1 Month retention has expired.  Now the customer is requesting to increase the retention to 1 Year.  I have  created a new protection policy with 1 year and applied to the existing dataset.  But, after applying the new policy it is giving baseline failure error and the restore button in NMC is grayed out.

       

      I will try changing the retention values as suggested by you and check if it works.

       

      Regards,

      Vijay R

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