Append to media confusion
I have a question about what happens to appendable media when its full? Here's the scenario:
Backing up to a single tape drive ie. not a library
The daily backup job is configured to 'Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is available'
The media set is configured to 'Overwrite protection period' - 1day & 'append period' - infinite allow append
There are 2 tapes allocated to the media set - after the job is done the tape ejects and the 2nd one is inserted ready for the next daily backup
So after some weeks the tapes will become full, what happens now?
It's my understanding that when the first tape becomes full the job will eject the tape and continue on the other tape, if that one is also full how does backup exec manage the tapes?
Will they start appending from the beginning of each tape appending from the most current backup data?
I'm sorry if i'm not making sense but as you can probably tell i'm a tad confused