Hi, we're having some issues with our Backups. We are running Backup Exec 12 SP2 with Server 2003. Due to our current ever increasing amount of data, we've recently had to increase the number of tapes from two, to three. We have a three week retention period setup too in order to protect the tapes from being accidently over-written incase someone accidently puts the wrong tapes in.
Now for the first week and a half or so, our backups ran fine. Then we ran into problems and have been for the last month or so. The jobs run, and the first two tapes are usually used to the max, then about 4 to 12GB of data is written to the third tape, the job enteres a queued state and asks for overwritable media, jams up the other jobs and the whole thing essentially falls apart.
Now the problem is, why is it only writing partial data to the tape and then asking for a new one? We're using 800GB tapes, so there is plenty of space on the third tape to be used, but its like the system uses it for 12GB worth of data, and then wants another tape.
Can anyone offer any advice on a solution for this please?