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Backup Exec 2012 won't delete previous backups on USB drive

Created: 25 Jul 2013 | 7 comments
jacobdt's picture

Windows 2011 SBS Server with Symantec Backup Exec 2012 running.
Backup written on USB disks. 5 disks wich were changed every day. One disk has enough space for 1 full backup.
Seperate job for every day
Retention periode 4 days

We have to delete every day the previous backup set manualy backup backup exec won;t do this for us

Solution all ready treid

Without any results.

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Colin Weaver's picture

It's probably this

and if it is it will be fixed in BE 2012 SP2 (which will be released very soon)

MusSeth's picture

In addition to what collin said...please check the over write protection period if it is set to 1 day that means the opp will start when job completes thus eg.if job starts at 7 nd completes at 10 than opp will start at 10 and not 7...this could be one of the reason for backup exec to not overwrite sets automatically...

Colin Weaver's picture

As the OP is doing Backup 2 disk (USB) and using BE 2012 the OPP (which is a media set thing and not a DLM thing) does not apply

MusSeth's picture

hello Jacob,

we have released the backup exec 2010 R3 SP3 and backup exec 2012 SP2 you can get the link to download backup exec 2012 SP2 which supports vmware 5.1 from blog

Siddhant Saini's picture
Jacob, you may want to download Backup Exec 2012 Service Pack 2 using the following link and check if the issue gets resolved:

Thanks and Regards,
Siddhant Saini

jacobdt's picture

Thanks for all repleis. I'll go check wich one will resolve these issue..