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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.  

-  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?
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The term "Backup" means the methods and processes involved to copy computer data (system data as well as application data) to media other than the ones where the data originally live (disk, tape, optical, cloud). "Restore" in turn means the methods and processes involved in data recovery, i. e., bringing back copied computer data to their original location. Backup/Restore primarily serves as a means of protection against data loss, be it due to disaster, corruption or sabotage. It can also be used for recovering data from an earlier point in time and even for cloning machines or applications. There is a wide variety of backup/restore software available, from expensive commercial products to free or open source tools.

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