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How to start a new incremental backup chain within Unified Manager

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Applies to

  • ActiveIQ Unified Manager 9.6+
  • OnCommand Unified Manager 9.5 and below

Description

  • Within Unified Manager backup Schema, the number of incremental backup files that are contained within the backup chain can grow to an indefinite number
  • This Knowledge Article is intended to provide a workaround to manually purge the MySQL logs that track the files that make up the "incremental backup chain", just hours before the next backup is scheduled to run
  • This causes the MySQL backup utility to “forget” about the existing backup chain, which causes the MySQL backup utility to trigger a new backup chain.
  • Before continuing with the workaround, it is highly recommended that one review the knowledge article: How do OnCommand Unified Manager incremental backups work?
  • Note: Backup features have been updated in Unified mManager 9.7 and later. 
  • See KB: How do Full Backup and Incremental Backup Schedules work in ActiveIQ Unified Manager 9.7 and later?

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