backup exec overwrite periods overlapping?
Posted on 2011-04-27
I'm struggling to wrap my head around the way this program works.
I have in place a full weeks rotation of 1TB cartridges so that i use a different one for each day monday through thursday, then cycle the friday ones once a month. (4 friday cartridges).
I set the media to a 1 week overwrite period which should give just enough time for the media to be available for the next backup... but i'm not finding that to be the case. Before starting backups i confirm that all media on the cartridge is set to the 1 week overwrite period, but the operations are still stopping at night to request overwritable media.
My major confusion comes when i look at the files located on any given cartridge, when you expand the cartridge tree under the "devices" tab and then look at the cartridge folder of "FLDR00000x" it has a listing of B2D files which are very small and then a grouping of IMG folders. Here is where i'm very confused, it has IMG folders listed for each day of this week, but this cartridge hasn't been in since last week.
What am i not getting here? are those files on the cartridge i'm looking at or just ones in backup exec memory? I specifically don't want to have to manually convert any cartridges to scratch media and am looking for any other way to alleviate these problems so that backups run smoothly.