Disappearing backups...duh...

donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Ok we updated to Jamf Pro 10.15.1, and noticed that backups are being overwritten, despite having jamf-pro set to retain 45 backups.

Jamf told us that Jamf Pro Server Tools 2.6.2 fixes this issue...but that means we have to get to 10.16.0. #facepalm

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Well damn. Kudos to our architect @henryxyz for finding this. I was starting to think our Server Team got hold of the six infinity stones.

Duct taped on RHEL until we get to 10.16.0:

sudo mkdir /Backups/Hide/

Then:

sudo mv <oldBackups> /Backups/Hide/

New backups will work now, targeting the original /Backups/JSS/, and will be capped at 45.

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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

@henryxyz figured out the root cause. Apparently if old backups are in the directory being targeted by jamf-pro, they are considered in the 45 backup limit count.

Then jamf-pro will delete the oldest NEW backup, leaving the old backups alone...so basically we get a backup nightly, which is overwritten nightly, unless old backups are moved to another directory.

[UPDATED: original post to move old backups out of the target folder for jamf-pro. ]

@dan.kubley... @henryxyz wears an XXL t-shirt. :D

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donmontalvo
Esteemed Contributor II

Jamf support just updated us, we can drop the 10.16.0 version of the Jamf Pro Server Tools over the older version, since this issue is fixed in that version. #yay

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