Backup Exec 2012- Select slots and tape drives / NDMP
Hope someone can help me on this.
I got a Symantec Backup Exec 2012 connected to a Dell TL2000 Fibre Channel with two (2) LTO6 Tape Drives.
The TL2000 is filled with 24 tape drives.
Total capacity required for a full backup and incremental backup will fit into the first 12 tapes. One full backup daily & incremental daily.
1. Can I use the same tapes (slots 1 -12) for full backups and incremental backups. (A full backup will consume around 5 or 6 tapes only)
---> I plan to use the same set of tapes and will leave them on tape library for the whole week.
2. Can I alternate the use of slots.
Week 1: slots 1-12 (full & incremental) ---> new 24 LTO6 tapes for slots 1-24
Week 2: slots 13-24 (full & incremental) ---> then I remove tapes on slots 1-12 (send to bank) & replace with fresh tapes.
Week 3: slots 1-12 (full & incremental) ---> then I remove tapes slots 13-24 (send to bank) &replace with fresh tapes.
Week 4: slots 13-24 (full & incremental) ---> then I remove tapes on slots 1-12 (send to bank) & replace with fresh tapes.
3. For NDMP backups: Does data pass through LAN or SAN ? I have Fibre Channel Infrastructure.
4. For Agent for VMWare & Hyper-V: Does data pass through the LAN or SAN when I execute a backup ?