Scheduling (Full) Backups on a Specific Day of the Week
RN314 with 4 2TB Reds
Please add the ability to specify which day of the week FULL backups are done.
Here is why:
I have about a dozen shares on my ReadyNAS.
I use the backup feature to back them up to two external hard drives (one eSATA connected and one USB3 connected). I use rsync so that I can delete on the backup copy any original files that I delete. Some of the shares I backup as needed, others are scheduled so that a FULL backup gets done once a week in over the night, and incrementals every other night.
Since some of the shares are rather large (photogaphs and videos) I created backup jobs for the different shares on different days of the week (the only way I found after much trial and error) so that the weekly FULL backups happen on different days. It works, not elegantly, but it works.
UNTIL . . . I power down the NAS when I go away for more than a couple of days. When I return and boot the NAS ALL the backup jobs run at their appointed times as FULL backups and a week later they ALL run again as full backups! (it is as if some "flag" gets reset or forgotten so tha the schedule I set up (by creating the backkup jobs on different days) is lost.)
This is a HUGE pain.
The workaround is to create two backup jobs for each share: one that runs only on a particular day of the week and does the FULL backup and a second that does only incremental backups every other day of the week.
Far more elegant to be able to specify which day of the week the full backup gets done.
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