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veritas append or overwrite?

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I have been using veritas for a while now backing up to tapes.  I have never had a problem until I started backing up to disk.  I have an external USB disk and backup to it using veritas, I do a full on Friday and diffs for the weekdays mon-thurs.  Do I set the full to overwrite and the diffs to append?

I want to be able to inventory the drive and catalog the job to restore at any time.  I have to keep changing out the drives because we have to keep the backups for 5 years each week we use a new drive.  Cost is not an issue for us.

Should I be setting the Overwrite protection period?  and to what?

Thanks

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