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Problem using External HD and Backup to Disk Folders

Here is the setup: Backup Exec 10d on a server I inherited support for. We want to use 6 external USB drives to do a full backup every day.

1) I formatted the drives to NTFS with the defualt block size
2) I added the path (E:) to the Medial > Backup to Disk Folders
3) Confiured a job with this destionation
4) Created a Media Set for the job Overwrite Protetction period = Infinite don't allow overwrite, Appendaable period = Don't allow append (0 hours).

When I test the job it fails with an error in the device section:

Online append capacity     : 0.00 MB
Online overwrite capacity  : 0.00 MB
Total append capacity      : 0.00 MBTotal overwrite capacity   : 17,203,200.00 MB

Why is the overwrite capacity 0.00 MB? My backup is about 60 GB.
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First thanks for your reply.

Why have I set the Overwrite Protection Period to Infinite? Because I don't know what I'm doing, Backup Exec is very confusing to me since I have never used it before.

I did create the "Removable Backup-to-disk folder" so that part is correct.

Yes I intend to swap the drives every day. and it's a full backup each day. I suppose since the drives have the capacity, we could save a total of 2 backups on each drive.

So I think the problem lies with the Media Set rules?
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OK, I changed the Overwrite Protection Period to 8 days and the Append period to Infinite. So this should allow me to keep a backup from the previous week and allow the Media to be reused forever?

Thanks again, will give a try
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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