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Backup Exec 2014 - Help with setting up Overwrite/Append

Posted on 2014-09-12
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Here is my setup:

4 x Overnight jobs

10 tapes (2 weeks rotation)

Each job configured with the following options:

When this job begins:
Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is available

Media Set configured as:
Overwrite Protection Period: 3 days
Append Period: None "Infinite - Allow append"

All the jobs will fit on one tape, if the full capacity is used.

What I am finding is that the first job succeeds, but then the second job runs out of space half way through and the tape is ejected.  This is of course messing up the backup routine.  

I think that the first job appends to the tape and then stamps the overwrite protection period so that the second job can only use the remainder of the end of the tape..  This then results in the tape becoming full.  

How should I configure my setup so that each day the tape is treated as 'blank' allowing all 4 overnight jobs to run and the whole tape can be used?

If I set my first job to "When this job begins: Overwrite media" will this use the beginning of the tape effectively freeing up the rest of the tape to be used by the other 3 jobs?
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by:Dean_C
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Here is how I would do it in 2012:

Priortized the jobs and run them in order by assigning them a different start time.

   Job 1 - 10:00 pm
   Job 2 - 10:01 pm
   Job 3 - 10:02 pm
   Job 3 - 10:03 pm

The first job will run a t 10 and the rest will run in order.

The first job must be an Overright job.  The other jobs must simply append.  You have the option of ejecting the tape after the last job has completed (assigned as part of that particular job).
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After speaking with Symantec, the advise was to set the first job of the night to overwrite and the following jobs to append
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by:Dean_C
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This answer is no different than what I recommended (other than misspelling 'overwrite').
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I found out my answer via Symantec support
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If you found this answer yourself, you failed to post it in a timely fashion, wasting everyone's time.
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