Running weekly or monthly fulls
We're currently going back and forth on the decision to perform either weekly full or monthly full backups. We strictly use image backups. We started with daily block level backups and monthly full backups using Wasabi storage. This allows up to keep the price more affordable, and the synthetic full backups for our clients with slow connection has been great.
However, understanding the nature of a block level backup, we were concerned with possible file/backup agent issues damaging a backup. Then in a disaster recovery situation we'd be out of luck. For this reason we're toying with the idea of switching all backups to weekly full rather than monthly. I just wanted to get opinions. Is anyone else backing up in this manner? If so have you ran into any issues? To any Cloudberry Mods, is this typically recommended against or common?
Weekly full is what I usually recommend to our clients, especially if you're using synthetic full feature. It keeps versioning more consistent and should actually reduce storage charges.
Thanks. Just wondering how this would lead to reduced storage charges? We use Wasabi and try to accommodate their 90 day retention policy. Our current monthly full backup means we'd be storing a minimum of 3 full backups per 90 days. If using the weekly full format we'd then be storing 12 full backups to accommodate the 90 day policy.
Totally forgot about their 90 day limit. In general, more frequent synthetic full backups lead to reduced charges due to most of the operations being performed in the cloud, and purging happening more frequently, but for Wasabi you'd need to adjust it to keep at least 90 days worth of backups.
In your case nothing will really change in that regard, but keeping more full backups is better just in case there's something wrong with one of them.
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