Avatar of AutomatedIT
AutomatedIT
 asked on

Backup Exec using NAS for Storage Media

Would like to replace our tape backup system with a NAS device using our existing Backup Exec 12.5 software.  Our tape system could only store about 2 weeks of backups by doing a FULL backup once a week and incremental each day.  Would like to try and expand this further with the NAS because I feel confident that it has enough storage space to keep up to 1 month of backup.  

Questions:
-  Should I do a FULL backup each week or perhaps try and push it to every 2 weeks to save space?
-  For each backup schedule, should I use a different folder on the NAS (i.e.  Folder01 for week 1 and Folder02 for week 2)
-  Does Backup Exec have a method for "incremental forever" similar to ShadowProtect where you have 1 base image and then only incrementals from that point?
Storage Software

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Thomas Rush

8/22/2022 - Mon
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
Thomas Rush

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
or
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
I started with Experts Exchange in 2004 and it's been a mainstay of my professional computing life since. It helped me launch a career as a programmer / Oracle data analyst
William Peck