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Backup Exec 12 disc - disc backup (removable disk)

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Hi All,

In Veritas 12, is there a way to get 5 different (Monday - Friday) removable disc - disc backups on the same drive? We have a 160gb drive from Dell, and I can get one backup to work (its a daily full). But I need to get Monday - Friday in different media sets for a one week retention instead of a one day retention the way we have now.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Chris C  
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by:Rahul Misra
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Your question is not very clear.You can have the desired rotation with a single media set simply by changing the OPP.
If you want to target the DAILY job on different disks then  you will need to configure the backups accordingly.
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by:LouisvilleITguy
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Hi,

ok, basicly I guess what I am getting at is I have one 160 removable disk. I already have a daily backup job that overwrites the data on each backup. if I set the job to append, it will be the same as keeping the data for the 1 week retention that I am looking for, Correct? If this is correct, how do I get it to stop appending if I just want it to cover the 1 week (5day) span? I think I've got the right question. Please let me know if its still unclear.  Thanks again

We have a 160GB removable disk.
We back up on average 28GB per night with an average change of +50-80MB per night
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by:LouisvilleITguy
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Ok, so my new new question is how do I stop the appending to (even though there is enough space left) how do I stop the appending for 5 days. Like I only want it to append to the disk Monday-Friday. Then revert back to Monday-Friday the next week. and so on. Make any sense? I hope so.
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set the ALLOW APPEND PERIOD to 5 days for the MEDIA SET that the backup sets or disks are getting allocated to.
The MEDIA SET is specified within the BACKUP JOB itself.

To learn more about media management in BEWS refer to the following articles.
Once things are a lil more clear for you,probably you will be able to frame your question correctly.

An explanation of the "Overwrite Protection Period" and the "Append Period"
http://support.veritas.com/docs/237374 

The basics of Advanced Device and Media Management (ADAMM) for Backup Exec for  Windows Servers
http://support.veritas.com/docs/192265 
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