Automating management of backup data

Article:HOWTO21386  |  Created: 2009-01-29  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21386
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Automating management of backup data

Backup Exec System Recovery can monitor your backup storage space and notify you when it gets full. It can also automatically delete old recovery points and older versions of files from file and folder backups that exceed the threshold. If you do not specify a threshold, Backup Exec System Recovery notifies you when the disk reaches 90 percent of its total capacity.

To automate management of backup data

  1. On the Tools page, click Manage Backup Destination.

  2. Select Limit file versions for file and folder backups, and then type a number between 1 and 99.

  3. Select Monitor disk space usage for backup storage, and then drag the slider to limit the total amount of disk space that can be used for your recovery points and your file and folder backup data.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • Select Warn me when backup storage exceeds threshold if you only want to be notified when the storage size is exceeded, but you do not want any action to be taken.

    • Select Automatically optimize storage if you want Backup Exec System Recovery to manage the backup data automatically, without prompting you.

      If you select this option, Backup Exec System Recovery automatically deletes the old recovery points and limits file versions to remain within the threshold that you set.

  5. Select Delay changes until next backup if you do not want to apply your changes until the next backup runs.

  6. Click OK.


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