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Backup-to-disk Folders Setup with BackupExec 11d

I just instaleld Backup Exec 11d, and I need some assistance with setting up backup-to-disk folders.  We are backing up about 10 servers to a local RAID array (with plans to backup to tape in the works).  I want to do weekly full backups and daily differentials.  The full backups are spread out over the whole week because it takes too long to do them all in one night.

What is the best way to setup the backup-to-disk folders?  Should I set up separate devices for each server (with full and differentials) or set up a folders by days of the week, overwriting the folders each week?

Basically, we started running out of space because the data from previous weeks was still being saved, and we just want the one week of backups for each server (and we backup of all the backup sets to tape after we get a tape library installed).
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GatelodgeCommented:
You could creat folders by server name, then within the server folders creat addtional folders by day. You could also creart week numbers within the server name folders, then days of the week.
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MIS-AFRCEAuthor Commented:
So in Backup Exec I should feasibly have at least 70 Backup-to-disk Folders?  (7 days/week X 10 servers)   It just seems like there should be an easier option.
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MIS-AFRCEAuthor Commented:
I should also mention that this is the first time I have built a BackupExec solution from the ground up.  So far we have only used straight to tape backups set up by the third parties that did the original server installs.  
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GatelodgeCommented:
You don't have to have that many folders. The final options are upto you. But bare in mind how are you going to restore a file quickly from Backup-to Disk if you don't have the servers split.

There are various Best Practices on the Symantic web site which you will have help. Also the online help is not bad either.
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