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Can you use multiple Backup Drives  for incremental backup job

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Hi,
   Our backups are failing once a week on the full backup. This is down to too much data. It is 5 day incremental with full on a friday. we are using Brightstor Arcserve Backup version 11.1 software with a HP Storage Works DLT VS80 tape drive. We decided to ordered a new tape drive next model up  HP Storage Works DLT VS160. I was told when purchasing this was compatible with the dlv80 tapes. It is but it is only compatible to read not to write. So I have only ordered enough tapes for our full backups. Not the incrementals. The plan was to use the 80 gb tapes for incrementals.What i am wondering is is it possible to have 2 backup tape drives on 1 server used for the 1 scheduled weekly job. i.e dlvt160 would do the full backup on friday and the dlvt 80 tape drive could do the incrementals. I can not see any options for this in Arcserve??


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Yes you can do this

ARCserve will see two different devices in the device view and you simply give them sensible names (to make your life easier) then point the Incremental job at device "VS80" and the full backup at "VS160"

The default is to use any device in any group which is waht will be confusing you at the moment ("*" is the arcserve way of saying anything anywhere)
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Thanks for the reply. i just want to leave this open and implement then i will give you the points
thanks again
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no problem

post back if you hit any issues

Andy
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that looks good thanks for the help
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