Our storage policies are built as follows:
sync copy 2 (storeonce)
sync copy 3 (storeonce)
copy 4 (tape)
Although there is an option to use “validate jobs” for each of the copies, I was wondering if we could use the aux copy job report to catch any issues with the integrity of the data as running a separate validation job would be an additional overhead for the backup infrastructure. One could reduce the amount of data to be validated by defining parameters for which data qualify for validationv OR use only the tape copy for job validation as the tape drives will perform well with reading data as the data will have to be read serially (we do have combine to streams set, wonder if this will affect validating jobs as jobs could be split across multiple media) or use auxcopy reports to by pass validating jobs. Because auxcopies will read all the chunks from the source copy and write them to the target copy and make sure the indexes are also intact. So isnt auxcopies like validating the jobs?
Is anybody using job validation (storage policy copy properties → advanced)