Backup Exec Media Full Problem

Hi all,

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?  
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Why don't you do a backup to disk, and then back that up to tape? You can then run the backup to tape when you are there without it disturbing the users.
Had the same problem, running version 10d. Then switched over to backup to disk, job completes no problem, then I setup a duplicate job and it runs to tape.

I run backup-to-disk at night.  Then run to tape during the day so I can change the tape when it fills up.  Works great.
Oh I meant to tell you also, you can purchase a small NAS cheaply enough and run your backup-to-disk to that at night.
ckangas7Author Commented:
Thanks for your comments.  I've decided to just bite the bullet and purchase a larger, faster, tape drive.
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