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Replication schedules with -exclude option

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Hi,

Need your help in configuring ‘Replication schedules with exclude a fixed day of a year/month’. DP 10.03 GUI does not provide this option.

Schedules including the replication schedules are no more available as flat text files as it used to be in pre-10.03 versions. In Pre 10.X version, we had all the replication schedules files which can be edited to exclude on particular day. Now we do not have this luxury. And DP 10.03 do not have this EXCLUDE option in DP GUI. So, is there any other way we can modify the replication schedule to be excluded on given day(s)?

 History of the case:

  • Unlike Backup Specification Schedules, Replication Schedules wizard do not have option to mention the data protection.
  • So, protection always follows the one mentioned in Replication job specification. Hence we need to create separate Replication jobs and its respective replication (copy) schedules to have desired protection separately.
  • Customer want to have different  protection for Daily/Weekly/Monthly/HalfYearly replication jobs.
  • Now, I create a replication schedule to run daily/weekly/monthly/HalfYearly. So, there are conflicts on end of week/month/HalfYearly. On a given day any one Replication should be running and other replications should be skipped.
  • In the absence of ‘-exclude’ option in GUI or through other methods, we are unable to stop these conflicting replication jobs.  
  • Workaround: We are manually deleting the conflicting replication instances going to that particular day(s). Ex: First day of every month, particular day of a month/year, and etc..
  • Holiday Option too is not working out for the customer environment, because each replication schedules run on different day(s) and all jobs cannot be excluded to be run on any particular day. Holiday File being global option for all jobs.

 Any tips & suggestion will be much appreciated. 

Note: Customer was using our competitor backup application, there the ‘exclude’ option is available in their application GUI.

 Thanks & Regards,

Vivek

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Re: Replication schedules with -exclude option

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Hi @Vivek Achar,

Please refer to my post on data-protector.org for details.

Complex Schedules in Data Protector
https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/2018/05/complex-schedules-data-protector-10-03/

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: Replication schedules with -exclude option

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Hi @Vivek Achar,

Please refer to my post on data-protector.org for details.

Complex Schedules in Data Protector
https://www.data-protector.org/wordpress/2018/05/complex-schedules-data-protector-10-03/

Regards,
Sebastian Koehler

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Re: Replication schedules with -exclude option

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Hi Sebastin Koehler,

This looks like a credibe & workable solution. Will check it soon and update you the result.

The following steps are necessary to re-create this custom schedule with two copy specs in Consolidated Scheduler.

  1. Create a new schedule for COPY_FS_MONTHLY. Configure it for the last Sunday every month at 09:00 PM.
  2. Create a new schedule for COPY_FS_WEEKLY. Name it COPY_FS_WEEKLY-exclude and disable the Schedule Enabled control. Configure it for the last Sunday every month at 09:00 PM.
  3. On the summary page select Clone Schedule to quickly duplicate this schedule for the next step.
  4. Name the cloned schedule COPY_FS_WEEKLY and then enable the Schedule Enabled control. Configure it for every Sunday at 09:00 PM.
  5. Before saving you notice an active scheduling conflict. Select Fill free slots.
  6. The result is that all non-conflict slots are filled with COPY_FS_WEEKLY. Conflicts are avoided, even with disabled schedules.

Thanks for the quick response.

Regards,

Vivek

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Re: Replication schedules with -exclude option

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Hi Sebastin Koehler,,

This work-around is credible and satify the customer reuirement. 

Note: There is a ER to include '-exclude' option is scheduler. And it might soon release in upcoming releases. 

Thanks a lot for timely tips.

Regards,

Vivek

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