Backup exec questions
We want to use Symantec backup Exec 2012 for our back-ups. We will back-up to a NAS attached via iSCSI to one of our servers, then the NAS will upload the daily changes to an offsite NAS over the internet.
The first question is about .bkf files: Suppose we create an incremental back-up from 3 servers daily, this will generate .bkf files. We will then back-up the files on the NAS to the offsite NAS (block level?). Will there be any problem reading the .bkf files after they've been incrementally backed up to the offsite NAS?
Another question is about a back-up schedule, to create incremental back-ups each day, we'd first need to perform a initial full backup. Is this the only full back-up we need to run? So if we want a plan that allows us to restore files from a 6 month old back-up, we'd create a full back-up first, then incrementals daily and keep those for 6 months?
Thanks alot in advance,