I am a novice to Backup Exec (2012) and have agreed to set up a simple single server backup on a windows 2008 R2 file server. The file server is not running any applications and is used for data storage only.
My question is to do with the strategy to use in conjunction with removable disks, Dell supplied RD1000 with 3 x 500 GB plug-in disks.
I wish to rotate the 3 disks on a weekly basis having one kept off site at all times, one on-line and the other in the company safe.
I am intending to use 3 backup jobs, one for each disk and schedule each job to run on a weekly basis. that is to say, job1 on week 1, job 2 on week 2, job 3 on week 3, job 1 on week 4 and so on.
Each job will start with a full backup on Monday which overwrites the existing full backup and any incremental backups on the disk. For the rest of the week, a daily incremental backup will be scheduled each day (Tuesday .. Sunday)
Can Backup Exec be configured so as to overwrite the existing full backup and incremental backups on the Monday ? Must the 3 disks be part of a media set ?
I realise that this is not a conventional approach but the proprietor will not purchase any more that 3 disks.