Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Large Incremental Backups

Posted on 2008-10-27
5
671 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Hello, I wonder if you can help.

We have a copy of Backup Exec System recovery version 8 running on a HP ML350 windows 2003 server. The backup is currently set to create a base recovery point once a month and run incremental backups for the rest of the month. This has been fine but for the last four nights the incrementals have been huge 40Gb+ , we are a small charity of approx 250 users so it is very hard to believe that our users are created 40Gb of new files everyday ...

Has anybody come accross this problem and do you have any advice ...
0
Comment
Question by:bccitsupport
5 Comments
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
Wadski earned 125 total points
ID: 22813632
Are you including PST stores?  These have the modified dates changed when they are opened even if nothing actually changes on them.
0
 

Author Comment

by:bccitsupport
ID: 22813827
sorry forgot to mention this isnt our exchange server just used as a file and print server, hope that helps ....
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:jupike
ID: 22822072
Users can create a personal pst file and store that one on the fileserver.
Those files will be backed up completly everyday and tend to be large.
0

Featured Post

Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to fix error ""Failed to validate the vCentre certificate. Either install or verify the certificate by using the vSphere Data Protection Configuration utility" when you are trying to connect to VDP instance from Vcenter.
By default, Carbonite Server Backup manages your encryption key for you using Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 128-bit encryption. If you choose to manage your private encryption key, your backups will be encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question