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Best practise in configuring backup to RDX

Posted on 2013-11-18
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Hello,

We have an RDX device installed on SBS 2011. As we cannot use the build-in backup from Microsoft, we are now using backup exec 2010. I created five backup to disk folders, for each day, and we are changing the disks every day.

What are the best practises in this kind of configuration, and would you suggest something ?

Thank you,
Daniel
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by:Mahesh
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Not sure why you change the disks every day
You can get backup five days a week on five B2D folders
I mean u need to configure 5 B2D jobs with weekly once schedule (Monday to Friiday)
Then probably raise this backups to tape once in a week
For next B2D backup, let backup software overwritten the disk
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by:goliveuk
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Hello MaheshPM,

We use five disk - one per day. On every disk is stored a full server backup, which is taking more than 60% of the disk. If one of the disk got broken - we have 4 more I hope with valid backups. The disks that we use are 340gb each, so they are not enough for 5 days full backups.
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Mahesh earned 500 total points
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Thanks for info.
I think you should please check below points
•The size of Backup to disk files should not be set larger than 4GB
•USB/eSATA drives are not removable media, and should not be used as such
•Do not use Microsoft Windows compression or encryption on the volumes hosting the backup-to-disk folder.
•Use high RPM drives in all backup-to-disk volumes for best performance.
•All backup-to-disk locations should be excluded from antivirus/antispyware scans.

Are you using tape backups as well ?
If you use to take tape level backups, then you can backup B2D folders on tape as additional backup measures.

original source for all recommendations:
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH164267

Thanks
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