GFS backup media rotation scheme
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Grandfather-father-son backup is the one of most popular backup schemes, allowing saving data into the two different places with three repeating frequencies. Handy Backup allows imitating GFS backup using the mixed full/differential backup as "father and son", and another "grandfather" full backup.
Version 7.12.0, built on 20 April, 2018 85,1 MB
In the grandfather father son backup technique, the three scheduled steps make backups:
An example of grandfather-father-son backup schedule
To simulate this backup scheme, Handy Backup uses the two separate tasks: one to perform a scheduled mixed backup (i.e. a cycle of full backup followed by some preset quantity of differential backups, repeating at a cycle) as both "father" and "son", and another full backup task as "grandfather".
To imitate GFS backup scheme with Handy Backup, you can use the sequence of actions provided by the next instruction. In this example, we are assuming that you will apply a GFS backup scheme to "My Documents", with FTP storage for "father" and "son", and a Google Drive account as "grandfather".
Firstly, open Handy Backup. Call a new task wizard by clicking the "New task" button on the main window, or by calling for a main or context menu. (Alternatively, you can just press Ctrl+N.) Select the backup task type on the Step 1.
Version 7.12.0, built on 20 April, 2018 . 85,1 MB Backup Software from Novosoft LLC. 99 USD per license.
The Small Server edition can organize analogs of grandfather father son rotation schemes for any types of data and storages – just out of the box!
As in the previous part, create a new backup task and make it to the same dataset ("User Folders" → "My Documents") as the previous task. Now follow the next sequence of operations:
Well done! You have tuned up the GFS backup schema using Handy Backup! Happy job!
With Handy Backup, you can copy classic "grandfather father son" backup schemes without any limitations! Experience this technique by downloading a 30-day free trial edition of the program, with all functions and plug-ins available!
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