Backup and Rotation of Media
Posted on 2003-11-25
This is probably a simple question, but I'm new to backups and to Veritas. I have two servers and 4 tapes with which to back up my two servers (let's call them A-1, A-2, B-1, B-2. So as I understand it, I would want to do a full backup then on subsequent days do incremental or differential backups. So does this sound like a good schedule and good tape rotation to you?
Monday A-1 and B-1 for Full backup of each server
Tues-Fri B-1 and B-2 t do incremental/differential backups?
I know I need to do a full backup to start out with to get the ball rolling. But then on Tuesday do I swap tapes and do the differential...then the next Monday, put back A-1 and B-1 into the tape drives to do another full backup..and repeat this sequence every week?