Thanks Mike and Sue,

I thought versioning was pretty cool in theory.  in practice, it sucks.


i'll make the changes this weekend and manually expire the tapes in a week.

Thanks again,

On Thu, 14 Oct 2004 23:45:44 +0000 (UTC), Sue Baker <smbaker@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> rick baird wrote:
> > The problem is that if I tweak the daily, it pretty much locks
> > in the last x number of backups for that set, and won't expire
> > them.
> >
> > I'm using retain by versions rather than days - is that my
> > problem?
> >
> Yes, this is your problem.  Versions in BRMS means that you want
> to make sure you have at least the number of versions you set the
> value to.
> Let's say you specify 5 versions, tapes will not start expiring
> until you have a copy on disk and at least 4 copies on tapes. As
> you mentioned, when you delete a library, you can never get the
> tapes to expire.  This is to make sure you have the requisite
> number of versions.
> This feachure of BRMS is one of the reasons that most people do
> not use versions and instead use number of days with a strategy
> similar to yours.
> --
> Sue
> iSeries Advanced Technical Sales Support
> Rochester, MN
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