Symantec Backup Exec - Tape media
Posted on 2014-04-11
I am new to Backup Exec 12.5. We lost our network engineer and I have stepped up to taking most of the new duties. I have little to no experience in regards to tape backups but being in IT, I catch on pretty quickly.
I have just imported new set of tapes in our tape backup array but they show up as "Scratch Media"
My question: Should I leave it as scratch media and backup exec will automatically assign those? or should I associate them to the weekly media set for the backup jobs. If I do associate them with the weekly media set, they adopt the 1 week overwritable/append policy therefore the tapes cannot be used for at least a week.
Please advise? Any help is appreciated.