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    Hi there,

    I placed my question in 2014 forums with no luck so I'll try here

    I am planning to create a script to backup my GW system with dbcopy, and
    after that move to tape/nas location.

    But I have doubts using dbcopy. I have read a lot of threads here and I found several
    differences between people talking about -i for incremental/ differential backups.
    What I have clear is that I must use dbcopy because now I am using a simple file copy
    backup method, and It's dangerous. (database problems...)

    So, I would like to follow this schema:

    1) Make a FULL backup at weekend. For this I have clear that I should use
    dbcopy source target without modifiers for both domain and postoffice. Right ?
    What I'm not sure is If I should use gwtmstmp after the dbcopy has finished.

    2) Make an incremental/differential? Backup using dbcopy -i. So, here comes the questions:

    2.1) Should I use a different dir for every day? I guess yes but I'm not sure.
    2.2) Should I use every day -i /bash yesterday/ or Should I use
    -i /bash last saturday/ I mean: in the week-day script, use -i yesterday or -i "last saturday".
    2.3) If I would like to recover the WHOLE system what I should follow? Because
    I have a FULL + incremental backups of every day. I dont have clear how to
    reconstruct the complete system with these parts.

    Thank you all.
    Last edited by antoniogutierrez; 11-Mar-2015 at 05:19 PM.

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