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How do I create multiple B2D folders on a NAS device?

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Hi Experts:

I have been doing backups using Backup Exec 10D successfully for a SBS 2003 and W2K server for a couple of years to a DNS-323 NAS device.  I created one share and I am backing up approx 220 GB data every night.  The backup is very simple:  Full Backup every night.

The problem is that it takes too long, over 8+ hours, without verifying.

I have tried several solutions, including doing DIFFS, but the 1TB NAS doesn't really have enough room to do 2 wks of backups.  After all, I have about 36gb of Exchange data that will backup nightly.

So, I think what I want to do now is to sub-divide my NAS drive and create multiple B2D folders.
Then, I want to take each folder and put it in a pool of devices
Then separate my jobs so they run concurrently, backing up Exchange and files and OS at the SAME time to the SAME NAS.

The problem is, I don't know how.  I don't know how to plan it, so that there's enough room on the NAS drive to overwrite the media every few days.  I also don't know how to configure the folder properly or set up the pools.

I just know that I have a 1TB NAS and I'm backing up about 220GB a night.

Could someone walk me through this?
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You can run concurrent jobs on the same B2D
just go the properties of the B2D in the devices pane in BEWS and increase the "number of concurrent operations" which is by default set at 1 and can be increased to a max 16.
This will allow you to use the same B2D for concurrent jobs.
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So, you are saying I should just break up the jobs and use the same Media Set?  As long as I increase the number of connections (which I did) it will run multiple jobs at the same time?
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