How far can you trust synthetic backup under Backup Exec 10?
I felt fairly secure with a weekly full backup plus daily incrementals/differentials knowing that the worst case was a week's data lost (since the full backup contained every file needed to restore by definition) and the nominal restore case was only a day's data lost since the inc/diff would probably restore files updated on a weekday.
Now I am faced with the version 10.0 option of creating a "synthetic" full backup every day. I am lead to believe this is the equivalent of merging yesterday's "full backup" with today's incremental and then calling the result today's "full backup." Is that really the case or am I missing a trick here? Does it rely on the archive bit or do they have some more guaranteed method of ensuring the the full/baseline [??] is reasonably up to date?