How do I create multiple B2D folders on a NAS device?
Posted on 2008-10-11
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?