When you specify a retention range and backup frequency, DPM generates a schedule of backup jobs. (For more information, see Recovery Point Schedules for Long-Term Protection.) You can also customize the schedule of backup jobs for your recovery goals, to replace the default schedule.
When you customize the schedule of backup jobs for a protection group, you specify a recovery goal for each backup interval. Your interval choices for backup frequency are as follows:
You can specify a recovery goal for up to three backup frequency intervals. For each backup frequency interval, you specify the retention range for the tape, the number of copies of the tape that should be made, and the tape label.
For example, by customizing the recovery goals for a protection group, you could configure backups to occur according to the following schedule:
- One copy of weekly backups, retained for two
- Two copies of monthly backups, retained for
- One copy of the yearly backup, retained for