Advice on job/mediaSet setup
I have recently been handed over the management of a Backup Exec 2012 instance, for which I have only little knowledge.
I am struggling a little bit on the current configuration and I’d like to get my head around it, and possibly make it easier and more effective.
Right now, I have a Robotic library with 8 tapes capacity and 16 tapes in total (so 8 in, 8 out).
I have 2 “media sets” (Set1 and Set2), containing 8 tapes each.
Both media sets are configured to overwrite protection: Infinite, Append period: Infinite.
The idea being:
- Backup files on Set1, until Set1 is full.
- Manually change Set1 for Set2 in Robotic Library, and change backup jobs to use Set2
- Backup files on Set2, until Set2 is full.
- Manually change Set2 for Set1 in Robotic Library, and change backup jobs to use Set1.
(At that stage, we need to allow somehow Backup Exec to overwrite Set1, which was done by my ex colleague by setting the overwrite period to none… Not the best practice I guessJ)
Now I am entirely open to suggestions you may have to help, or even small hint about how I should really use media set etc.
Information that might help, we don’t need to keep the data for ages, the rotation system fits us wellm wghat is the most important for us is the last backup set, we can’t really allow a rollback with old data.
Thanks for your help!