Multiple copies and disk staging storage units

Multiple copies can also be configured for a relocation schedule, created as part of basic disk staging storage unit configuration. The Maximum backup copies Global host property must be set to include an additional copy beyond the number of copies to be created in the Multiple Copies dialog box. For example, to create four copies in the Multiple Copies dialog box, the Maximum backup copies property must be set to five or more.

Since NetBackup eventually relocates a backup from the initial, temporary staging storage unit to a final destination, NetBackup considers this to be one copy. NetBackup automatically counts this copy against the Maximum backup copies value.

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Use only one method to create multiple copies

Multiple copies schedule attribute

Multiple copies and storage lifecycle policies

Configuring multiple copies in a policy schedule

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