[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
?
Solved

How to determine the Backup Size

Posted on 2010-09-13
2
Medium Priority
?
879 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi,

We are using Backup Exec 12. I want to create a Backup over more than two servers.
My Problem is that I want to know how big the Backup will be (Size), so that I can calculate how many Tapes I will need.

Is there a way to calculate the overall size of the complete Backup Task?

Regards
insi01

0
Comment
Question by:insi01
2 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:d_willia
ID: 33663049
If you are doing a full backup, check the sizes of the data stored on each server.  Right click on each local drive and go to properties to see how much space is used on the drive.  Add these all up to find out how much data will be backed up.  Typical backup compression will give you about 1.2 to 1.5.  So if you have 120 GB of data going to 100GB tapes, you might be able to fit the entire thing on 1 tape.
0
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
g000se earned 1000 total points
ID: 33663129
Hi insi01,

Have you tried right clicking on the job in the job setup tab and then perform a test run. This will show you the byte count uncompressed at least in the older versions of Backup Exec.

g000se
0

Featured Post

Keep up with what's happening at Experts Exchange!

Sign up to receive Decoded, a new monthly digest with product updates, feature release info, continuing education opportunities, and more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The article will include the best Data Recovery Tools along with their Features, Capabilities, and their Download Links. Hope you’ll enjoy it and will choose the one as required by you.
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…
Suggested Courses

591 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question