How do I configure Backup Exec 11d to backup mutliple servers to tape?
Posted on 2009-02-11
I currently backup multiple servers Exchange, DC's, SQL,Citrix, Web and File servers to one SATA tape connected to a backup proxy server running BE 11d. A full backup is done nightly taking up roughly 90% of a 1 TB drive.
We have recently purchased a rack mounted tape library (HP MSL2024) capable of holding 24 tapes or 23 if the mail slot is utilized. I have a total of 120 tapes available for rotation purposes.
I have been tasked keeping the environment backed up on a daily, weekly, quarterly and yearly basis archving the quarterly and yearly backups with they yearly backup until the next year's backup is conducted.
All servers including the one hosting BE are connected to a SAN; the BE server and tape library via fiber.
I am looking for the best recommendation to accomplish the backup requirements listed above. Most of the information I have found references backing up one server to one tape and nothing on how to backup up multiple servers to a tape library and more importantly how to setup the tape rotation scheme.
Anything assistance would be greatly appreciated.