Veritas: Overwrite / Append Periods Scenario - Question inside
Posted on 2006-07-10
good afternoon all,
I am trying to correctly configure the following scenario using Veritas BackupExec 8.6:
Nightly backups-to-disk, running at 12:30 AM on Tu, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat of our Information Store and primary network file share. I've got the job configured just fine but the issue i am running into (i think) is with the overwrite/append periods.
Ideally, I would like it so backupexec is saving the last five days worth of nightly backups but overwrites as it reaches the following week so that there is only ONE bkf file at all times (due to storage restrictions on the server).
Currently, it backs up to the same bkf for a week but then moves to create a new backup file without overwriting the first. Not sure why, but my guess is that i am not getting something right with my understanding of the overwrite / append periods. Also, I do have it set for the job to append but overwrite if no appendable media is found.
Can anyone offer some advice on how I should set the period lengths for what I am trying to achieve?
thanks in advance,