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Moving B2D folders into pools Backup Exec 2010

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Hello,

We are running Backup Exec 2010 on 2 different servers and running full/diff jobs to backup-to-disk folders which are not large enough to support our jobs anymore.  I would like to find a way to move the data to another device but also protect against having to make any changes in the future to targets.  Can i create a Device Pool containing a single B2D folder (on a new NAS), and then move all the B2D files onto it?  My thought is by doing it this way, in the future if I need to add storage, or change NAS devices, I can do so because the jobs backup to a pool rather than a specific folder.  Is this correct?  If so, can  anyone outline the process?  It is obviously important that the catalogs are updated when this is finished so I can still restore from my media.  Thanks!
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While this mainly for 12.5, you may want to review changing the path of the B2D folders.
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11888 

I don't know about 2010, but I know in 12.5, you cannot set up B2D folders as cascading pools so that if one fills up, the next one will take over as you can tapes. Therefore, your idea of just adding additiona B2D folders probably will not work.

"Backup jobs submitted to a Backup-to-Disk folder cannot span disks. If the size of a backup job exceeds the amount of free space on the disk where the backup folder is located, the job will fail. Make sure that there is sufficient free space on a disk for a backup job before submitting it.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH17455
"Backup jobs submitted to a Backup-to-Disk folder cannot span disks. If the size of a backup job exceeds the amount of free space on the disk where the backup folder is located, the job will fail. Make sure that there is sufficient free space on a disk for a backup job before submitting it.

Similarly Backup-to-Disk folders cannot be linked in Cascaded Drive Pools. A media server can include tape devices and Backup-to-Disk folders (Figure 2), but when an attempt is made to create a Cascaded Drive Pool, the only drive type that can be selected are real tape drives (Figures 3"

From reading the below, this does not seem to have changed on 2010, unless you make the "removeable media" as in USB drives.
http://aka-community.symantec.com/connect/forums/backup-exec-not-using-disk-free-space-disk-pool



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