Basic help with Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server
Posted on 2007-11-28
I've used BackupExec for years but am trying to setup Continuous Protection Server for the first time.
I'll have multiple business servers backing up to a single protection server. This protection server has a tape drive connected to it which should perform nightly backups.
- What I'm wondering is firstly do most people go for backing up files from the business server whenever files change or on a schedule? I figure "As files change" probably distributes the load on the network so might be better in this heavily loaded network?
- I'm a bit confused by the whole snapshot thing, is it snapshot of the entire protection server or just a snapshot containing one set of data from each business server at a point in time? How often do you create snapshots?
- When backing up to tape with BackupExec what do I select? Under the Continuous Protection Server tree should I select the "Databases" and "Latest Snapshot"? I think if I understood snapshots this might make more sense to me.
Thanks for any help!