Can you use multiple Backup Drives for incremental backup job
Posted on 2008-06-18
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??