It is only by using the MANAGE
subcommand at a particular point in time that active backups are evaluated to determine if their status should be changed to obsolete in accordance with the retention policy.
In addition, it is only when the MANAGE
subcommand is invoked either with no options or with only the -s
option (in order to specify the database server) that active backups are evaluated and also marked
(that is, internally recorded by BART) as obsolete. See Section 5.4.7
for information on the MANAGE
subcommand usage with its options.
|Using the MANAGE
subcommand, specify the -c
option along with the backup identifier or name with the -i
option. If you wish to keep this particular backup indefinitely, use -c keep
, otherwise use -c nokeep
|If you used the -c nokeep
option, the backup status is changed back to active. The next time the MANAGE
subcommand is used, the backup is re-evaluated to determine if its status needs to be changed back to obsolete based upon the current retention policy in the BART configuration file.
Note that if the retention_policy
parameter is set in a certain manner, you run the MANAGE
subcommand to mark the backups according to that retention_policy
setting, and then you change or disable the retention_policy
parameter by commenting it out, the current, marked status of the backups are probably inconsistent with the current retention_policy
|Run the MANAGE
subcommand either with no options or with only the -s
option to reset the marked status based upon the new retention_policy
setting in the BART configuration file.