Backup Exec 2012 - Overwrite Protection etc ???
Hi we have been using BE for many years and have just recently upgraded to 2012. This version is quite different, not least being the way it has setup different jobs for each server being backed up. We currently carryout Full backups of just two servers every night. We have a rotation of 4 'Day' tapes, 4 'Week' Tapes and 4 'Month' tapes. The backup jobs start at 21:00 and end at 05:00 the following morning. When I first upgraded, the jobs were running successfully, but I now haven't had a good backup since last Thursday. The job begins but during the evening stops and asks for the media to be removed and overwritable media added.From the 'Home' and 'Storage' screens it looks like backup jobs have been appending to the tape until now, when they have reached full capacity.Please read the following requirements and current settings:
I don't mind and quite like the thought that we get better data retention by appending backup data to tapes, however once it is full, we would like it to overwrite the oldest data.
1) Storage properties for the 'Daily Backup ' media set
- Overwrite Protection Period : 7 days
- Append Period - Infinite Append
2) Backup Options - Storage for each job
- Append to Media, overwrite if no appendable media is available
When I put the tape in for each nights backup, I run an 'Inventory' job to ensure the correct tape has been recognised and that it is overwriteable.
I am going to try reducing the Overwrite Protection from 7 days down to 5 days to see whether this helps, but could it be something to do with the fact there are now two backup jobs (one for each server) ? Why doesn't the backup start overwriting old data once the tape is full?
Any help you can provide would be appreciated.