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Backup to Disc

Vince Glisson
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I am setting up Backup Exec 2010 to back up to an iSCSI array. It will be backing up 4 servers. Each server will be given its own B2D folder on the array (RAID 10, 2 TB), SRV001, SRV002, SRV003, SRV004. Four jobs will be defined to do a full backup of each server, FULLBKSRV001, FULLBKSRV002, FULLBKSRV003, FULLBKSRV004, which will run once a week. Four jobs will be created to do incremental backups of each server every night, INCRBKSRV001, INCRBKSRV002, INCRBKSRV003, INCRBKSRV004.

I want to keep the last 3 full backups for each server, so when FULLBKSRV001 runs for the fourth time, how do i keep it from creating a 4th full back up for that server , how do i set this up to overwrite one of the previous full backups for that server?
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I'd use the "limit recovery points.."
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@Number-1: Would you be so kind as to point out where "limit recovery points" is located in Backup Exec 2010 R2?

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Thanks for the info Vincedee: I'm very familiar with media sets that are tape, i am trying to get away from tape all together and not really sure how to setup the folder structure and media sets (so they are overwritten and don't continue to grow too much) to basically duplicate the backup process only using disc instead of tape. When to run a full (and to what folder) and then running an incremental or a differential (do they run to the same folder) any clarification would be most helpful, as i am gathering as much help from others as i can get, before i leap into this...

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