Backup Win2003 Server using NTBACKUP to NAS Device: Running out of space
Posted on 2006-11-19
I have a kinda simple question (but diffcult for me) that I cant really get my head around.
I have a server running w2k3 which is fairly important. Instead of relying on tape backups, simply because people would forget to load tapes in, I convinced the company to buy a NAS storage device (the 1TB Buffalo Tek Storage unit).
So, for this server I setup an NTBACKUP jobto run once a week full backup to take place and daily incrementals and write straight to a folder on the NAS device.
So my two questions in order of importance are:
1) The full backups are running fine on a weekly basis. The issue is each time these full backups are over 30GB so all in all I will have run out space in about 10months if these backups keep taking place. Is there any way to automate using NTBackup so it clears down backups if they become for example a month old? I cant find anywhere to do. Essentially I want the backups to keep taking place automatically however all in all allocate only a maximum of 200GB to this server and would like NTBACKUP to cycle through this getting rid of anything older than a month old.
2) For some reason I cant run Full and Incrementals together... Its run the full backups fine but not the incrmentals. Can anyone point me to some decent NTBACKUP documentation
Thanks in advance