Veritas Backup - select both HDs, shares, and SQL... am I wasting space?
Posted on 2006-05-19
I am using Veritas Backup Exec to backup my servers. I backup critical data daily and then backup everything weekly. For my weekly backups, if I select everything will I end up wasting space on the tapes due to picking things more than once. By this I mean if I select everything it includes both hard drives, all shares, SQL, and the SQL data located on the hard drive.
So should I unselect the shares and unselect the folder where the SQL data is stored to avoid duplicate data or does Veritas figure that out for me?
Or, if I select SQL but not the data folder do I actually miss the data?