Full Backup /w Archive bit Backup Question
Posted on 2009-04-06
I need clarification on a specific backup scenario Our drive storage unfortunately exceeds our backup tape capacity @ 20gigs. This makes me have to replace a tape 2 to 4 times to do a full backup, and then if I have it on "verify", I'm popping the tapes in and out like 4 to 8 times total.
This is extremely time consuming, so I have thought of a new plan. Will this scenario work: Full backup w/resetting archive bit on Drive X with one tape and do another Full Backup w/ resetting archive bit on Drive Z, and so on with other Tapes and Drives. I then want to have a differential backup tape that backups both Drive X and Drive Z and possibly the other drives. Will this work? My fear is that the differential won't backup the correct files since I reset the archive bit at different times on the two drives.