Tape Rotation Schemes

Posted on 2004-11-17
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Last Modified: 2008-02-01
Does anyone know of any simple standalone software that will printout which tape number is to be used on which day allowing for rotation and retirement etc.?

It's a single server job with, at the moment, 20 tapes and doing it in Excel is just not really on any more

Question by:MikeLawrence
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Why don´t you simply create a new set of Tapes like this :

1 Tape for mondays and Tag it " Monday ", do the same to all week days.( Rotate Weekly )

1 Tape for the Week Backup, call it " Week 1 ", do the same for the rest of the weeks.( Rotate Monthly )

1 Tape for the Month called " January ", do the same for the rst of the year. ( Rotate Yearly )

No way to get it wrong, and you will be using the Grandfather/ Father/ Son scheme.

After all these tapes, you can insert one ONLY to Full Backup the YEAR !!!

Best Regards !

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jainyc earned 375 total points
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Try backup assist.  


Are you using windows backup (ntbackup)?  If you upgrade to a program like arcserve or backupexec you can get the software to manage the rotation scheme for you.

Hope this helps.

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