Backup Exec 2010/2012 Synthetic Backups
We are currently in the process of reviewing BackupExec2012 as we are running BE 2010 R3 my question doesnt really revolve around the version its more to do with synthetic backups. Our synthetics are run via a D2D backup policy
I understand that you run a baseline backup, then run incrementals that refernce the baseline, at the end of the week we run a full synthetic backup, my question is what the full synthetic does. Below is an example of what i am trying to understand
Disk 1 - Baseline backups
Disk 2 - Daily Incrementals that reference the baseline
Disk 3 - Synthetic Full backups
If there is a synthetic full backup run does it duplicate the baseline data or does it reference it and only put the data that is new from the incrementals and that synthetic full onto disk 3 or does it create a new full backup that replaces the baseline?
Any help would be greatful