Hi guys and gals.
I am using Symantec Backup Exec 10d and a 5tb SATAboy with Ultrium3 8 Tape Autoloader.
Generally, the incremental backups are about 170g daily and 1.5 Tb on the weekends.
My question is.
After I backup to Disk, I run a backup job that backups the .bkf folder in the Backup to Disk Folder.
This backups last night's daily on to tape.
I only have enough for about 2 weeks on the SATAboy so if a user requests a file longer than that, I'd need to order the tape and restore it. Therein lies the problem.
The tape has one large .bkf file that is already compressed and I can't access brick level to get certain files out of. Therefore, I'd have to restore the whole file and go from there.
What if anything, am I doing wrong? Is there an easier way to resolve this in more of a timely manner?
I appreciate your input in advance.