Duplicating backup sets or a job history manually

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Duplicating backup sets or a job history manually

You can configure a duplicate stage to automatically duplicate backup data after a backup job runs. You may want to duplicate data to have an extra copy to send off-site, for example.

See Adding a stage to a backup definition.

You can also manually duplicate backup data from completed jobs at any time. When you duplicate backed up data from completed jobs, you select the backup sets or job history that you want to duplicate. The data that you select is read from the source and written to the selected destination, such as a drive, drive pool, or backup folder. You can encrypt the duplicated data. You can schedule when this type of job runs, but it only runs one time.

You can select to duplicate one or more individual backup sets or you can duplicate an entire job history. You should duplicate backup sets if you want to duplicate only the data that was backed up in a specific backup job instance. When you duplicate a job history, Backup Exec includes all of a backup definition's dependent backup sets. For example, if you select to duplicate an incremental backup job, Backup Exec automatically duplicates all incrementals dating back to, and including, the last full backup job.

This topic includes the following information:

Duplicating data from a virtual device to a physical device

To duplicate backup sets

To duplicate job history

Duplicating data from a virtual device to a physical device

You can use a duplicate backup job to copy data directly from a virtual device to a physical device. Software encryption cannot be applied to a duplicate backup job when you copy data directly from a virtual device to a physical device. You must either disable DirectCopy or select not to encrypt the job.

See Copying data from a virtual tape library to a physical tape device using DirectCopy to tape.

If you duplicate any Oracle backup sets that were created with multiple data streams, note the following:

  • Backup Exec converts the multiple data streams to a sequential data stream during the duplication job.

  • A restore job from the duplicated copy may be slower than a restore job from the original media.

To duplicate backup sets

  1. On the Backup and Restore tab or the Storage tab, double-click the server or the storage device that is related to the backup sets that you want to duplicate.

  2. In the left pane, click Backup Sets.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To duplicate a single backup set, right-click the backup set.

    • To duplicate multiple backup sets, Shift + click or Ctrl + click the backup sets, and then right-click one of the selected backup sets.

  4. Select Duplicate.

  5. In the Schedule group box, select when you want Backup Exec to run the duplicate job:

    To run the duplicate job immediately

    Select Run now.

    To schedule the job for a later time

    Select Run on, and then enter the date and time.

    To schedule the job to run later using an external scheduling tool

    Select Create without a schedule.

    You can schedule the job to run later using an external scheduling tool.

    To submit the job on hold

    Click Submit job on hold.

    The job is created with an On Hold status. It remains on hold until you remove the hold on it.

  6. In the Storage field, select the storage device to which you want to copy the backup sets.

  7. In the Keep for field, select the amount of time that you want Backup Exec to keep the backup sets.

    The media is protected from being overwritten for the amount of time that you specify.

    Select Use source retention to keep the backup sets for the same amount of time as the source backup sets that you want to duplicate.

  8. Do any of the following:

    To enable compression for the duplicate backup sets

    In the Compression field, select the type of compression.

    To enable encryption for the duplicate backup sets

    Complete the following steps:

    • In the Encryption type field, select the type of encryption.

    • In the Encryption key field, select the encryption key that you want to use or select Manage keys to create a new key.

    To run a verify operation on the duplicate backup sets

    Select Verify at the end of the job.

  9. On the Duplicate Job dialog box, click OK.

To duplicate job history

  1. Do one of the following:

    To duplicate job history from the Backup and Restore tab or the Storage tab

    Complete the following steps:

    • On the Backup and Restore tab or the Storage tab, double-click the server or the storage device that is related to the job history that you want to duplicate.

    • In the left pane, click Job History.

    • Do one of the following:

      • To duplicate a single job history, right-click the job history.

      • To duplicate multiple job histories, Shift + click or Ctrl + click the job histories, and then right-click one of the selected job histories.

    To duplicate job history from the Job Monitor tab

    Complete the following steps:

    • On the Job Monitor tab, do one of the following:

      • To duplicate a single job history, right-click the job history.

      • To duplicate multiple job histories, Shift + click or Ctrl + click the job histories, and then right-click one of the selected job histories.

  2. Click Duplicate.

  3. In the Schedule group box, select when you want Backup Exec to run the duplicate job:

    To run the duplicate job immediately

    Select Run now.

    To schedule the job for a later time

    Select Run on, and then enter the date and time.

    To schedule the job to run later using an external scheduling tool

    Select Create without a schedule.

    You can schedule the job to run later using an external scheduling tool.

    To submit the job on hold

    Click Submit job on hold.

    The job is created with an On Hold status. It remains on hold until you remove the hold on it.

  4. In the Storage field, select the storage device to which you want to copy the job history.

  5. In the Keep for field, select the amount of time that you want Backup Exec to keep the job history.

    The media is protected from being overwritten for the amount of time that you specify.

    Select Use source retention to keep the job history for the same amount of time as the source job history that you want to duplicate.

  6. Do any of the following:

    To enable compression for the duplicate job history

    In the Compression field, select the type of compression.

    To enable encryption for the duplicate job history

    Complete the following steps:

    • In the Encryption type field, select the type of encryption.

    • In the Encryption key field, select the encryption key that you want to use or select Manage keys to create a new key.

    To run a verify operation on the duplicate job history

    Select Verify at the end of the job.

  7. On the Duplicate Job dialog box, click OK for each duplicate job that you create.



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