Backup to disk best practices
Posted on 2007-12-06
I am looking for some input on best practice methods of using backup to disk. In specific Symantec Backup exec 10 and 11.
I am use to using an Ultrium 3 autoloader and partitioning the drive based on days for nightly full backups. I am in the process of testing backup to disk and WAN replication to remote offices.
I have been allocated 1.2TB of disk space for the backup disks and our backups if a full on all servers will be just over 800GB.
Should I create 1 folder for the backup to disk and have the Full backup run and then the incrementials or differential backup to the same "device"? Or should I be creating multiple folders for each day?
The devices we are using are Data Domain DD510s just incase someone has experience with this device. They are suppose to be able to compress and de-duplicate on the fly.