Best practices for Backup Exec 2012 tape and disk cartridge media management
|Article:HOWTO74427|||||Created: 2012-03-07|||||Updated: 2012-03-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74427|
Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use Symantec Backup Exec 2012 to manage tape and disk cartridge media effectively. You should also review the best practices for the agents, options, or features that you use for more information. If you use backup jobs for which Granular Recovery Technology (GRT) is enabled, there are additional best practices for media management.
The following best practices are for effective tape and disk cartridge media management:
Create new media sets with the append and overwrite protection periods that accommodate your needs. When the overwrite protection periods expire, the tape media and disk cartridge media are recyclable and Backup Exec has access to overwritable media.
Overwrite tape and disk cartridge media periodically to keep the media family at a manageable size so that Backup Exec can rebuild the catalog if necessary. You can use a media rotation strategy so that media is periodically overwritten, or select the option Overwrite media when you run a full backup.
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