Backup Exec 10d - how to over-write old files

Posted on 2006-04-22
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
I'm a new user to Backup exec 10d.  I ran a full backup and now run daily incrementals.  It looks like each night four 1GB files are created for the backups, which are to a remote disk.  I am guessing that when the disk is full, the backups will stop.

I am guessing that I have not configured things correctly.

Any tips?
Question by:sgarson1
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    When using incremental backups, you need to keep all your previous backups too, or the incrementals are useless. The files being 1GB in size is OK, that lets you copy the backup to most media.
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    It depends how you have setup the backup job.  There are normally 3 different settings if you look at the properties of the job.

    They are overwrite media.
    Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is available.
    Append to media, terminate if no appendable media is available.

    Choose one of these options that suit you.  I am guessing it will be the second one in the list.
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    Although the question is already closed I would point out that the overwrite protection period and the append period under the media set properties are as important as the global settings that Nzarth lists above. it is a combination of the two that defines how much backup media you need whether it is disk or tape or both.

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