I am using Brightstor 11.1 and I created a Media Pool of which I had 4 tapes. I then placed 17 additional tapes in the library and wish to add them to the media pool. I know that if I format the tapes Brightstor will allow me to add the tapes to the media pool, but when I go to format a tape, it is asking me to name the tape. How can I get Brightstor to name the tapes automatically like it did when I set up the rotation? Is there any other way to add the tapes to the media pool?
My rotation is a 7 day rotation, 1 full backup on Friday and every day a differential backup. I am backing up DC's and 1 Exchange server (only the information stores). I set retention time to 21 days and I have a total of 21 tapes, will this work? On the backup job, should I set it to overwrite or append?
How can I setup an additional job that will run monthly so that we have a full backup monthly as well, or is this not necessary?