Backing up 2 servers to one tape
I recently installed Backup Exec 2012 and I am trying to configure it to backup 2 servers to one tape. I want to do full backups. I can successfully backup each server individually but I'm missing something when I try to back both up to the same tape. So here is how I have things set up:
I have a media set named "Full Backup" with overwrite protection set to 1 hour and append set to infinte-allow append.
I have 5 tapes associated with this set.
I setup a backup job for "Server1" to run 1st and overwrite media.
I then have a job for "Server2" set to run later and append to media.
Both jobs are configured to use the "Full Backup" media set.
The 1st job runs fine. However, when the 2nd job begins, it ejects the tape and says "remove media and respond ok."
Do I have something setup incorrectly with the overwrite or append settings? What am I missing?
Thanks in advance.
Okay, so I finally got the
Okay, so I finally got the backup working properly today. There must have been something wrong with the job that I was trying to append. It would not backup no matter what. So I deleted the job and recreated it with the exact same settings and now it works. Don't ask me why or how, but it works!
After recreating the append job I am now able to run a full backup of my remote server by overwriting the media, and I am also then able to run the append job so that both servers are backed up to a single LTO-3 tape. I can now rest easy.
Thanks everyone for all of your help and input.