Back-up Exec 2012 Functionality
Hello, I wish to discuss Back-up Exec 2012
What have Symantec Done? I have been an avid supporter of Symantec for over ten years; Back-up Exec 2012 is bringing this into question. We can see what Symantec maybe trying to achieve but it has increased our work load and proved more difficult to manage.
The problem areas we have are:
- The configuring of individual server back-ups as opposed to individual jobs is time consuming whenever a change is required!
Are you able to provide reasoning for this change and how it is meant to improve the product?
- Overwrite protection
Overwrite protection selections are only effective if your media is not over-writeable. It would appear that even though you can allocate media to a Media Set, if the media (even though allocated) becomes over-writable, Back-up Exec may steal that media regardless if it is not the configured Media Set to utilise. Why then do we make the effort to create Media Sets?
Allocated Media; this it seems is media that IS NOT in an over-writable state. Once the media is over-writable it is deemed as recyclable media, and although it is in a media set, any job may reallocate it to any other media set. This means, the Storage overwrite protection settings do not allow you to enforce media to be kept in the allocated media set. Therefore, why have it! The three settings in operation, achieve the same outcome.
Even selecting “Prompt before overwriting Allocated Media” will provide no assistance as once your media is over-writable it is no longer allocated.
What would be the likelihood of a modification being made to Back-up Exec to provide a selection that protects Allocated Media? Therefore, if the media is not over-writable, and there is no scratch media, then fail the job, like the old days.
In regard to the overwrite protection support have suggested partitioning, this will not work for us!
- Tape libraries
If you have two tape drives and the first tape drive fails all back-ups are suspended and fail. Why is Back-up Exec smart enough to move on?