We have a BareOS installation for back ups. We have just finished using a client machine. We want to:
Ensure that the last remaining snapshot(s) are retained forever.
Make sure that that client remains in the bRestore list, but the machine is not queried for any backups anymore.
Rename the machine so that it's obvious it no longer exists. e.g. with an "OLD_" prefix.
I started by removing the client file, but that caused the client to disappear from the bRestore list. Thankfully it didn't wipe the data!
Then I reinserted the client file, but made the address something like "NOLONGERBAREOSCLIENT". This is fine, but creates a wasteful query and, to me, suggests that it would recycle the data eventually.
The bigger problem is that the client's data is in the general pool, and that pool has a 365 day Recycle time. I could create a new pool with a Recycle = No, but how do I then move the existing backups to that pool?
What is the general best practice for decommissioning BareOS clients to preserve access to data and make it clear it's a decommissioned machine?