Backup Exec 11d on 2000 server with Sony AIT 500c library, how to configure?

Posted on 2007-03-27
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this is the first time my company is using a storage library, we are using the latest backup exec 11d and wanted to know how to configure it to work with a library.
we would liek to perform a 5 day media set (monday thru friday) with full backup daily, question is how to set it up and how does the drive/library know to switch the tape?  i read a few posts and confused me a little so if anyone could explain my current situation with a little more detail i would appreciate it.  Thanks

Question by:baconyi
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Yiu really should read through all the documentation since this can be confusing and their are a lot of things you should be aware of that will affect how you want to do this.

You nee to think about data sets. Capacity, offsite storage, types of data and if any special connectors are eeded to handle things like open files.

There should also be some tutorials available on the SymantecVeritas site.

I hope this helps !

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we called symantec, they finally called back.  our main concern was how to tell backup exec to select the monday tape on mondays, the tuesday tape on tuesdays, etc, etc.... but after speaking with their technician, they told us it can not be performed automatically, it would require user intervention daily to import/export the media into the specific slot and partition the slots.  then create 5 backup jobs, 1 for each day, and make sure the monday tape is imported into slot 1 lets say, and so on and so forth.

so the result was basically leave it alone and let it select the tapes however it will, and the restore process is the same, it will know to look for the tape upon selecting a restore job.  but in our case, we will not know which tape it will use.

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That is one way of doing it as long as the tapes have an identifier ( usually a bar code ).

You could do it via setting up slot partitions, but then it may be difficult to handle overflow if yor backup exceeds a single tape.

I hope this helps !

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