Brightstor 11.1 rotaion scheme help
Posted on 2005-04-18
I have Brightstor 11.1 with a Dell Powervault 132T. I will be backing up 5 Windows 2003 servers, 1 server is running SQL and 1 server running Exchange 2003. The rest are File and Print servers. I have 15 SDLT tapes. I am using a custom rotation scheme:
Monday - Diff
Tuesday - Full
Wednesday - Diff
Thursday - Diff
Friday - Diff
Saturday - Diff
Sunday - Diff
I have set up a media pool as well with 8 tapes in the save set and 7 tapes in the scratch set. What I want to do is keep 2 weeks tapes at all times, so if I need to restore I can go back two weeks. The problem is I have no idea if I set this up right or not. Can someone tell me how to set this up or if I have done it correctly?
Also when I set up the media pool, I had to enter a number in the "Serial Number Range", what is this value, what should I enetr here? I have the tapes labeled as I have a barcode scanner and the serial number starts at 000500S. How do I make sure this was done correctly as well?
I have read the manual but it does not go into detail with the above issues. Thanks.