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Backup Exec 2010 R3 - Backup to disk to tape

Created: 23 Jan 2013 | 2 comments

Backup exec 2010 R3

I want to take backup on disk and the duplicate it to tape.

Requirement : weekly full backup on disk  - 2 weeks retention

                      duplicate of weekly full backup on tape  - 4 weeks retention

Is it possible to have the duplicate copy with different retention/overwrite period. if yes how??

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SuperBrain's picture

You can create two different media sets for Weekly Full and Duplicate

In Weekly Full Media Set properties -
set Overwrite Protection period to 2 weeks (i.e. 2 weeks retention)

In Duplicate Media Set properties -
set Overwrite Protection period to 4 weeks (i.e. 4 weeks retention)

Once the media sets are created and configured, go to the backup job properties, and select the appropriate media sets. Example:

In the Weekly Full backup job properties, under Device and Media section, select the "Weekly Full" media set.

Now, when the Weekly full backup job completes, it will allocate the media to "Weekly Full" media set, that will in turn allocate the 2 weeks overwrite protection to the media used by Weekly Full job.

Same for the Duplicate job.

ub40's picture

Hi, Sivaranjani

It's possible.

You can create different mediaset for backup to disk and backup to type with different retention period and chain this mediaset with you backup job.