Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Backups Exceeding Disk Space
Posted on 2010-11-25
I've actually posted a ticket regarding this before (in which I thought i'd solved), but it is out of date now.
I have a server running Backup Exec almost exclusively.
It has 3 HDD's which each have around 1.5TB of space. There are probably 5 servers backing up to each drive.
At the moment, no matter what I attempt to set it up as the result is that it fills up. Currently I have all servers performing a full backup once a day. The Backup Device folders, are set to only '1' for Maximum number of backup sets per backup-to-disk file.
However, on one server that only has about 50GB of backup content, its now using 680GB.
I notice in the Device and Media section of the Backup Job, it is set to 'Keep Data INdefinately - Do not Allow overwrite.' However, i can't change this at all. Its the only option.
Ideally i'd like a full backup done each week and incremental backups done after that. Then at the end of the week when the full backup occurs it will basically overwrite the other backups. However its just out of control at the moment.
I assume there is something i'm missing.
Thanks in advanced.