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Setting the Media and Overwrite Protection Levels in Backup Exec 2012

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Rodney Barnhardt
I have over 30 years in the IT industry. During this time I have worked with a variety of products in a variety of industries.
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012.

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1. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stopped, then more than likely there is a login or account authorization problem.

2. Click on the Backup Exec symbol in the upper left corner, select Configuration and Settings, then Backup Exec Settings

3. Depending on the environment, the global overwrite settings choices can vary. Unchecking the Prompt Before Overwriting Imported Media will prevent the jobs from stopping and prompting for permission to overwrite. Selecting None will allow the settings on the job to control the overwrite periods.

4. Depending on the number of USB drives, change the Disk Devices disconnection state to the desired number of days. Higher for a larger number of USB drives, and lower for a smaller number of drives.

5. Once the global settings have been configured, the job protection periods must be set. On the job properties page, select Edit for the backup.

6. Select Storage on the left side, on the right side select the desired period of protection under to the desired hours, days, weeks, or years. Ensure these settings exceed the time period until after the next backup.

7. From the storage drop down, ensure the desired storage location is selected to protect. In the event of multiple USB drives, this should be a storage pool.

8. Once all of the desired settings have been selected, click OK

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