Symantec Backup Exec Policies

Posted on 2009-12-29
Last Modified: 2013-12-01
Current full backups are taking 73hrs.  I would like to spread the backups out over the week so that full backups of servers don't have to happen all on the weekend.  How do I create a policy / job so that for example; Monday - Full backup of sql server, and Incremental of everything else; Tuesday Full backup of App servers and Incremental of everything else.  I know i'm missing one step, just need a kick in the right direction, may have something to do with the holidays coming up and the brain is ahead of me.  Thanks in advance...
Question by:STARS1
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    You have to create separate backup jobs for each task and schedule it to run on specific day as you mentioned ; this is not through policies
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    Assuming you are backing up to tape you probably also want to create a few new media sets for better organization. If time permits it maybe assign 2-3 servers per media set and job to maximize tape utilization.
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    You can't do this in a single policy. You have to make a new policy for each set of servers which should do the full backup on the same day.

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