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Backup Exec 2012 - will not overwrite storage media

Created: 15 May 2012 | 4 comments


I installed Backup Exec 2012 over a week ago, having upgraded from

Backup Exec version 10d. I have a networked pc which has 5 drives

labelled Monday - Friday.

On the old version of Backup Exec the backup was set to full backup with overwrite

media. So I would be able to restore data up to a week old.

I have set up the new version the same, but it will not overwrite the media,

as it seems that the retention policy is stopping the overwrite. I hace changed

the retention policies to 1 hour, but it will still not overwrite.

Does anyone have a solution to this problem?


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CraigV's picture

Hi Mayhawk,

Can you post a screenshot of your settings?


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Colin Weaver's picture

By drives do you mean disk drives or tape drives - as if disk dreevs we don't use media sets, we use DLM and there are rules to block deletion (reclaims) of DLM sets

Last backup of a given resource will not delete

Any backup of a given resource that has dependent sets (i.e. a full with one or more incrementals) cannot be deleted until all the dependent sets can be deleted

Mayhawk's picture

I have attached the last backup, which shows the settings.

Yes it is hard drives, on the old version of backup exec you could do a full backup and replace.

I wonder with the new version is it coded to firstly do a full backup and then incremental after that so that

only the changes are backed uo and perhaps then it will overwrite the changes?

Be interested to know what you think?


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pkh's picture

If it is a Disk Storage, then at least 2 backup copies will be kept.