Backup Exec 2010 r3 - Multiple selection lists under a single policy

I need to use the client side deduplication due to a WAN connection. However, the backup job that I want to implement contains 5 different servers. Backup Exec will not allow you to use the client side deduplication process unless the selection list only comes from a single server.

Is there a way to create a policy and have it utilize multiple selection lists? In other words, I've created a selection list for each server .. I would want each selection list job to kick off when the other is complete similar to a duplicate backup set policy.

Any ideas?
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Turkey1974Commented:
In lieu of not being able to use client-side dedupe across the WAN for multiple servers in the same job, you could install a dedupe server locally for the 5 servers to be deduped and use server-side.  Then do a client-side dedupe from that server to your main site.

Currently, scheduling them at separtate times will acheive one server at a time.
ded2545Author Commented:
I do have a localized dedupe server running my onsite jobs daily. The daily onsite job uses all 5 servers under a single job .. only reason that works is because the dedupe is done on the media server (not the clients)

As it stands, I would have to do a client-side dedupe from my DR server to the 5 servers at my main site .. which is how I want it .. but my question is can a policy be created to include the 5 server selection so the jobs can run one after another in sequence without me guessing when they will complete.
Turkey1974Commented:
OK my apologies for not completely understanding/reading your question.

Yes, you can create a policy that contains multiple selection lists.  (For some reason, you can't add your selections in the normal config windows.) Add a policy and configure, you will then be prompted what selection lists you would like to use in a separate window.  
Policy allowing multiple selection lists
You might also be able to utilize the rules for the templates, but that may be more than you need.
template rules

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ded2545Author Commented:
Gotcha .. makes sense. I did notice the selection screen, guess i didn't put it together that you can select more than 1. I'll give it a try and see what happens.
ded2545Author Commented:
Ran a job this morning and it looks like that will work. Just have to change the concurrent operations from the default 2 down to 1 so only one job runs at a time.
Turkey1974Commented:
I forgot about the concurrent operations setting, good catch.
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