Backup Exec not overwriting Exchange folder backups
Posted on 2009-03-31
I've been using Symantec Backup Exec 12 for several months, backing up to a Dell 160GB removable disk cartridge, and noticed I'm running out of space. The backup jobs are set to use a media set that has a 3 day overwrite protection and I am rotating 10 data cartridges. The logs show that the nightly jobs begin by reclaiming space from expired media. I've found however, that it is not deleting copies of the exchange folder backups (SBS 2003). On each cartridge, I see several folders IMG0000## that contain the priv1.edb, .stm, etc files from months ago. If I manually delete these older folders I can reclaim space, but there must be a setting somewhere that I'm overlooking that will automatically expire and overwrite these old folders. I'm not finding anything not overwritable in the media list that is beyond my retention period. Can anyone help me out here? I'm sure I could write a batch file that could do the job, but I'd rather accomplish it properly through Backup Exec.