Backup Exec 12.5 First Incremental Job
I've just setup a server for backup purposes only to backup our file server (over 6 TB of data). We want to be able to keep two years worth of data to go back on if need be (auditing purposes) and feel that incremental backups will provide us the best option (most space saving vs. differential).
The problem I am running into is after a fresh install of BE 12.5 and setting "Incremental - Using Archive Bit (clear archive bit)" as the backup method and starting the job, it does not perform the first full backup.
It ends up creating an incremental backup. How does it know what files were backed up from the last full if a full was never done? Isn't the first backup regardless if its incremental or differential supposed to be a full?
The incremental jobs are completing without error and when looking through the datasets, I am able to recover data, but only what users are actively working on day by day. Any data from a few months ago to years ago doesn't "exist" in the eyes of Backup Exec because a Full Backup was never done to let it know the files exist.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!