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Dual backups using BExec - copy or ?

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We will be running dual backups using Backup Excec 12.  Our nightly "Full" backup is/has been to tape and works great.  We're backing up data/files, Exchange 2003, SQL 2005, and a Sharepoint Farm.  We have a standby offsite server for storing data now.  We would like to take a full backup via usb, copy it  to this server, and then run incrementals 3 x's daily.  Our main goal is not to interfere with the nightly tape job.  I *believe* I need to set the secondary job as a "Copy," but is there anything else I need to do with regard to Exchange/SQL?  

I'd like the two jobs to coexist and not have the second job affect the first.
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by:Rahul Misra
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Well if the idea is to duplicate or copy the backup the better option is to run a DUPLICATE JOB .
If you run a COPY job it will again backup the actual resources.
If you create a DUPLICATE JOB it will backup the existing Backup Sets created by the first one.
You can create a POLICY wherein the DUPLICATE will start as soon as the original finishes.

For a better understanding,please refer to the following articles
Use of Duplicate Backup Jobs with Backup Exec for Windows Servers.
http://support.veritas.com/docs/284575 

How to duplicate backup sets in Backup Exec for Windows  Servers
http://support.veritas.com/docs/255866 

How to configure Duplicate Backup Jobs in Backup Exec for Windows Servers (BEWS)  
http://support.veritas.com/docs/256096 

Full backups also include Copy backups, which include all selected data and do not
affect any media rotation scheme because the archive bit is not reset. Copy backups
are useful when you need to:
  Back up data for a special purpose (for example, to send to another site).
  Back up specific data.
  Perform an additional backup to take off-site.
  Back up data that belongs to a media rotation job without affecting the rotation
cycle.

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by:wylde342
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Ok, so I have my nightly backup job which is a "Full" every night.  I also want a Full backup to be updated with only changes since that last Full backup.  So I guess the jobs are running in parallel. The issue is I can't obviously push a full backup each night over the wire....
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by:Rahul Misra
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Full backup to be updated with only changes since the last full backup ::: That would be an INCREMENTAL
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by:wylde342
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So how would I set that up to run in parallel with my nightly backup job which are "Full" and to tape?  
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Rahul Misra earned 500 total points
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I would not recommend that you try and run 2 backups of the same resources at the same time
If it is a DUPLICATE then you will not be able to run it till the original finishes

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