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Backup Exec - incremental Jobs

Created: 23 Jul 2013 | 3 comments

Hi All,

I have an issue I am trying to get to the bottom of.

I currently use Backup exec 2012 to perform a full Backup, followed by a number of incrementals over the month on 5 separate shares.

all the shares are of sim iliar size and location. The full backups take an equivalent amount of time ( 6 hours) and the incrementals for all are 10 minute jobs, with very little data. Except one drive which always has a very large incremental (80 gb) .It is consistent, every incrememntal is much bigger than it should be.

If it happened once I would put it dfown to a member of staff moving files to a new location, but on a regular basis it has me confused..

Any thoughts?


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MusSeth's picture

create a new job for the share in question, configure a full and than run an incremental and check, how often do you run a full backup, and how much data does it backup with full backup job.

pkh's picture

Is the problem share on a device that does not have RAWS/RALUS loaded?  If so, then incremental/differential backups are not supported.  See Page 12 of the SCL below

BE 2012 SCL

Jaydeep S's picture

Like pkh posted, confirm if the share is on a device that does not have RAWS/RALUS installed.

Also, see if there is any antivirus installed which accesses the data on the drive reseting the archive bit / timestamp (This was a known issue while backing up netware data).