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backup exec 11d How to create backup jobs with media retention protection and complex shcedules

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Hi,
I just finished installing Backup exec 11d, everything works nice, now I want to configure my backup plan.
we will backup to folders as tapes will come few months later, we will backup Exchange, AD and file server.
we want to do the following:
we want to do weekly full backups (Sat @ 1AM) and daily incremental backups (Sun-Fri @ 1AM) with a four week media rotation. So:
Week 1 - Media Set A
Week 2 - Media Set B
Week 3 - Media Set C
Week 4 - Media Set D
Week 5 - Media Set A

I created the media sets and set the overwrite protection period to 4 weeks and append period to 1 week first is that right.
next I want to create my backups, so how to do it, for example let us take exchange.
create 4 full backup jobs, configure each one to run in specific week according to the retention, and create 4 incremental backups wich runs daily (backup one runs in the first week from each month...etc).

if I am not correct can someone advice.
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by:Iamthecreator OM
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U need to create 1 media set with an OPP of 4 weeks and an Allow Append of 1 week.
create a Backup to Disk folder to target the backups
Create a selection list which will be used by the FULL and the Incremental backups(select all the resources to be backed up)
Create 2 jobs FULL and Incremental and associate the jobs with the SELECTION LIST created earlier
With the types of backup as FULL and Incremental.
Associate the jobs with the media set created earlier.
With 11D you do not need to backup the individual Mailboxes
it introduces a new Technology GRT which allows you to restore Individual mailboxes from an Information Store Backup
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by:Iamthecreator OM
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U need to create 1 media set with an OPP of 4 weeks and an Allow Append of 1 week.
create a Backup to Disk folder to target the backups
Create a selection list which will be used by the FULL and the Incremental backups(select all the resources to be backed up)
Create 2 jobs FULL and Incremental and associate the jobs with the SELECTION LIST created earlier
With the types of backup as FULL and Incremental.
Associate the jobs with the media set created earlier.
With 11D you do not need to backup the individual Mailboxes
it introduces a new Technology GRT which allows you to restore Individual mailboxes from an Information Store Backup
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by:Busbar
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iamthecreator
thanks for the suggestion, but using this method all backups will go to the same media set, this will not allow me to use 4 MS as I need, or my scenario is not a valid one!!!?
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by:Iamthecreator OM
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please provide me with more information on the available disk space and the size of your backups.
even with the proposed strategy yr backups will be protected for 4 weeks as the Overwrite protection will start when the media(.bkf files) get associated with the media set when the backup runs.
So as soon as the Week 1 backup finishes the media created will become Overwrite protected for 4 weeks and so will be the backup files created when the Week 2 backup runs.
You will need to overwriite the files as you are using a HDD and it will tend to fill up sooner or later .
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by:Busbar
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We have about 3 TB size forthe backup it self (all is free space).
how can i configure the overwrite for backup to disk?
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what is the size of yr backup job?
the Overwrite for B2D is set in the same way as yr tapes i.e by way of media sets.
You will need to set the job to Overwrite Media when it begins so that it overwrites the .bkf that have expired the OPP
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totally of 30 GB (Exchange and files server)
sorry iamthecreator, can you tell a simple example of the configuration for such a media set.
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by:Iamthecreator OM
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i already have
create 1 media set with OPP of 4 weeks and associate it with yr weekly job.
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Ok, one final thing that I want to make sure that backup will overwrite the BKF files once write protection period is removed.
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they are redundant,if i understand yr scenario correctly.
doing so,you will need to create 8 jobs(4 full and 4 incremental)
excuse me for not being very detailed as have a broken right hand and typing with one hand is a lil cumbersome
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depends on how yr jobs are set up and the max number of BU sets per backup to disk file(right click B2D folder and properties)
if you keep it low(max no. of BU sets per B2D file) the files will be written more frequently once the OPP has expired)
Also select the option to Overwrite Allocated Media before scratch
Tool>Options--Media Management
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