Autoloader tape selection
We are using Backup Exec 2012 to backup multiple servers with an HP 8-drive Autoloader. We are doing a full backup on Saturdays and differential backups Monday-Friday.
Our 8 tapes hold about 1.5TB each and full backups take about 500GB and around 50-70GB per differential backup. The tape is partitionned with slots 1-6 for differentials and 7-8 for full.
Overwrite protection is set for 1 week for the full tapes and 4 weeks for differential tapes.
The problem we are having is that the the differential backups are always written on the same tape. We want to have the backups spread on the other 5 differential tapes (append). All tapes are set at infinite append. Right now, it only seems to switch tapes when the tape is full.