Setting up Backup Exec the right way....12.5

Hello people,

I was thinking if I can backup each day of the year and have it stored on a tape weekly. Have 52 tapes with each and every day data on it.
Backup Software takes increments during the 5 weekdays, take a full backup on Sunday and then dump it on the tape.

1. I want to know how this can be done with BackupExec 12.5.

2. I used version 11d and all the B2D files that I created always stayed there taking up the space. I also want to know if there is a way where they can be automatically deleted, expire, retire or anything else.

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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:
1) You can easily set up a Full on say Sunday then run incrementals during the week.

2) You need to set the overwrite protection in the media set and then apply this to the backup. BUE will then overwrite any backups that have come out of protection. Thus stopping your disk filling.

We have one tape for each day of the month and then run a full backup every day. The media set is configured for 27 days so by the time we need to use the 1st tape again, it has come out of protection and can be used again.

Once a month we take the oldest tape out of the sequence and store it permanently. This means we can go back over 5 years worth of data and also means that we are never left with old tapes in the sequence which could fail due to too many read/writes.

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Hedley PhillipsOwnerCommented:

have a read through these docs:

The basics of Advanced Device and Media Management (ADAMM) for Backup Exec for Windows Servers

Creating media sets
One reason why 11d may have taken up all the space is that GRT backups (Exchange, Sharepoint, AD) were not deleted, even if you had the correct OverWrite Protection settings. This was by design.
In Backup Exec 12 and 12.5 this has been changed. You should no longer see this.
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