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Symantec incremental backups

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I am doing incremental backups to a portable disk drive but want each days backup in is own backup file.  How can I make backupexec not continue a previous backup in the same backup file ?
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by:SelfGovern
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I guess it depends a lot on which Symantec product you're using...

But in any case,one could do it by having seven separate jobs; the Saturday job (say) would be the full backup with a target of its directory, and then Sunday through Friday, you'd have one incremental backup job for each day, repeating on the week, and each would go to its designated directory.

If you're saying you never do full backups... well, good luck with that; it's not a good way to protect your data (unless the product you're using has the ability to create synthetic full backups).
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by:HalCHub
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we do full backups on friday night.  If I set the backup to do overwrite one for each day will it then wipe the file and start fresh ?
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by:S00007359
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Best is to use the staging disk. this means backup will happen to one disk all the time, and then u can configure replcaition or disk copy to another portable disk. this i how i do with my other backup solutions.
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In the job definition, you target a "Media Set". Set the Append Period for that Media Set to something smaller than a day - for example 15 hours. That way Backup Exec won't be able to add to a bkf file that was written to the day before.
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