Solved

Backup Exec 12 disc - disc backup (removable disk)

Posted on 2008-10-29
6
681 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
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  
0
Comment
Question by:LouisvilleITguy
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Iamthecreator
ID: 22840818
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:LouisvilleITguy
ID: 22841859
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:LouisvilleITguy
ID: 22899710
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.
0
 
LVL 23

Accepted Solution

by:
Iamthecreator earned 500 total points
ID: 22899888
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 
0

Featured Post

VMware Disaster Recovery and Data Protection

In this expert guide, you’ll learn about the components of a Modern Data Center. You will use cases for the value-added capabilities of Veeam®, including combining backup and replication for VMware disaster recovery and using replication for data center migration.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
NDMP backup issue 1 54
HP SAN CMC upgrade 7 69
How to Trigger Volume shadow copy (VSS) for a NAS Drive. 5 101
Backup domain controller with Backup exec 2010 5 19
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.
Storage devices are generally used to save the data or sometime transfer the data from one computer system to another system. However, sometimes user accidentally erased their important data from the Storage devices. Users have to know how data reco…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

920 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now