Backup Exec Media Full Problem
Posted on 2006-05-17
I am a newbie network administrator and need some help. Am running backup exec 9.1 on a Windows 2003 Dell server with a 40/80 DLT Tape drive. Came in this morning and discovered the tape ejected and the backup job incomplete due to a full tape. Insterted a new tape, but then the job timed out so it canceled without completing the job.
Solution is obvious, get a higher capacity tape drive. In the meantime I would like to devise a temporary workaround. I would like to create a backup folder on our SNAP server and have the backup job complete on that once the tape is full. I cannot do the whole job on the SANP server as it only has is a 100 MB connection. To do this I would have to create a cascaded drive pool and from what I understand a backup folder can not be part of a cascaded drive pool in backup exec. Is that correct? Is there any other way I can have the backup job complete on another device?
I guess another temporary solution would be to modify by current backup job and remove some of the files from it. I can than create another backup job that will transfer those files to the SNAP server. Can I scedule the second backup job so that it runs at the same time as my orginal job? Any other ideas?