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Backup Exec 10d - Using Backup-To-Disk method - having problems with creating the backup sets.

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I am having a little difficulty in setting up my new Symantec BackupExec 10d. I am used to using DAT tapes for my media, and with this new software we are going to be backing up to a RAID-5 disk array…

I know with Tapes you just create 1 type of backup (Full Backup) and point it to the “Tape Drive”, then schedule the backup to run Mon – Thu at 10pm…. And each day you come into the server room, you insert the next day’s tape and move on.

However with the Backup-to-Disk option, how would I go about creating a backup without creating 5 separate backup folders for 1 weeks worth of backups? I untimely want to keep 3 weeks of backup “online” on the disk array… Then once a week take the FULL Backup and back that up to DAT tape for offsite storage.
The problem I am having is that I can’t figure out how to use BackupExec in the above method without having to have 15 backup jobs doing the same exact thing (one for each day of the week)

Any help would be great!

Thanks,
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What you’re doing is what I would prefer to do for organization sake but if you only want to create one job you can do the following:

Create a Media Set
Create a Backup-to-Disk Folder
Create your Selection List for the Job
Create your Policy for the Job
Create you Job from the Policy using your selection list

Set the Overwrite protection on your Media Set to at least 3 Weeks in your case (Leave append on none)
Set the Job to Overwrite Media (under Devices and Media in Job properties)
Set the Schedule to run on your desired days.

This will have the job write to the same folder day after day and will not be overwritten until whatever you set the protection to on the media set. After the 3 weeks you can either move the Backup-to-Disk media to scratch or play with the Overwrite protection time till you are confident that it is pretty much automated.

Then create a new job, media set, selection list, etc... That moves these files to tape.

You now have only 2 jobs, 2 media set... well you get the point.
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Oh yea... the policy is not required but I make it a habit of creating them for just about ever job I create.
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Using your suggested meathod will that allow me to keep a histroy of the previous backups?  
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Yes but to you the Backup-to-Disk folder will look like a mess of just files that you cannot really interpret which day the jobs are from. Backup Exec catalogs will know that information though so if you needed to do a restore you will see a bunch of days listed to restore from.
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Okay I will give this a try... Thank you
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