NT backup with 5 tapes
Posted on 2008-10-22
I attached a tape streamer to my server and I have 5 tapes.
So I start up ntbackup and create a backup set. When I have to choose the type of backupmedia I choose DTL (I also can choose file) and then I have to choose media. I can only choose NEW.
In details of this job I can assign a label and media to the tape. I assign Backup as the media.
After the backup is taken. I find the tape in systemadministration->computer management->removable media under the media group backup.
The backups are taken 5 days each on another disk.
Now the first day I have to use the same tape again (tape nr1) The backup fails. It doesn't do anything. That is probably caused becouse media is set on NEW. So I create new backup job. On the media selection I now see 5 times BACKUP. I choose one (the middle one :)) If I start the backup it asks to insert a disk called BACKUP. but this one is called backup.
My solution could be to assign each disk a unique media name and create 5 backupJobs.
But isn't there a solution I just can work with 1 backup job scheduled 5 days and it doesn't mather what tape I insert in the tapestreamer?
thanks in advance.
PS: If I manualy set the tape back on free it my first backupjob works again (the one setted to NEW)
If I have to use 5 backupjobs. Is there a way to name the tapes already before I take a backup so I can create the backupjobs with the correct tape names instead of creating a backupset that wil name the tapes and then another backupset that uses those names.
Thanks in advance.