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Configureing Backup Exec 10 for External Hard Drive Backups

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With Veritas Backup Exec 10, I would like to configure it to do backups to external USB 2.0 hard drives... actually 5 external hard drives.  Only one hard drive will be attached at a time, and each hard drive will represent a day of the week.  Why? Currently we are using a Travan 40/20 GB tape device.  Our data is getting too large for this device, so we need a change.  We would like to avoid spending 1800.00 on a new LTO backup device plus the media expense.  How does one configure Veritas to do backups to the hard drives?

Server 2003
Exchange Server 2003
Veritas Licenses for Exchange and Server 2003

Thank you for your consideration!

Dave
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You'll want to use Backup to Disk folders:

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/266377.htm
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Hi,

You can configure the USB hard drives for disk based backups instead of getting a new LTO drive. The only issue that would create problems is the removal and attachement of the drives as required.

The Backup to disk can be configured pointing the disk backups to a network folder also. But the real issue is when you create a disk backup area and now you remove that what will you second day backup look up to.

So the best plan is to create five disk backup locations with a folder created on the
drive i.e if the USB disk when attached is assigned drive letter "f:\" then create the first disk backup destination as "f:\mon" create anothe disk backup destination as "f:\tue" and so on. This is when you intend to keep backup data on the disk for long. If not set the backup to disk where the destination is "f:\" and set the job to overwrite which will not have much issues.

bhanu

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So, by creating a single backup job to location f: (if that is the number assigned to the drive when plugged into the computer, I will be able to use 5 independent hard drives for the backup?   We don't need to keep the backup data for long... i.e. if the backup gets deleted from f: after the backup is completed then that is fine.
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by:bhanukir7
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Hi

but still i would suggest as a best practice create five FSDs and five folders on the F: drive and direct the backups to the folders. But ensure that the network path is not more that 26 characters.

Every time you plug in a new drive if it sees as unaccessible drive which it would till you format all the five disks. Sebsequently the disks will have a header.ctf file which will have the tape label info.

Bhanu
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FSD is ???
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file system device or rather disk based backup device
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