Beginner Tapeware Help needed
Posted on 2005-04-19
I have just taken over a role at a company where they use Tapeware 7 as their backup solution.
After a couple of months finding my way round Tapeware and a few emails to support etc my self and my manager have decided that the best course of action for our Database is to nuke it and start again.
Currently we have got a number of tapes for each day of the week each running a differential backup with a full backup being run on the Friday. This seems a bit much?? I would like some advice on the best simple backup route for a daily differential backup and then one full backup at the end of the week.
I'm no expert when it comes to this sort of thing, but you've got to learn somewhere right? :)
I was thinking something on the lines of this...
Monday to Thursday we keep 1 carousel in the backup device which runs a differential backup. Then on Friday we change the carousel to a different set of tapes that run a Full backup. Does this sound like a feasible option?
We don't have a massive amount of data to backup (3 tapes worth on a full backup) and we ca keep over writing the full backup data on a week by week basis.
Any advice / help / kicks in the right direction would be received gratefully