Netbackup: Change Expiration Date on Tape or Image


To change the off-site tapes expiration date from 3 months to 1 year from
the original backup date you can use one of 2 methods. The first is the
easiest and works for our setup because we want all images on a media to be
extended. If you want to do just one image on a media then you can use
second method.

Method 1) – All Images on a Media

bpexpdate  -ev    -d
# bpexpdate  -ev  003363  -d  03/25/2002

Method 2) – A Single Image on a Media

The following three steps describe changing the retention level or
expiration date on duplicate images.

1) Make the duplicate image the primary copy to work with:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpduplicate -npc 2 -backupid

2) Set a new expiration date for the duplicate image:
/usr/openv/netbackup/bin/admincmd/bpexpdate -recalculate -d -backupid


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