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BackupExec 12.5 Backup to Disk Clarification

Created: 23 Apr 2013 | 4 comments

Hello, we have two backed to disk jobs.. one is to a local sata and another to an external USB. Both use overwrite. I went to do a test restore and I noiticed I could only restore back two days back. The drives are 1TB and full backup job uses about 280gb. Would it be possible to set say a 14day retention or would I need bigger drives? I can't really do incrementals because we are backing us SQL and Exchange. Thanks

 

 

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teiva-boy's picture

280GB is 2 days of backups?

140GB x 14 days = 1960GB, or 1.9TB of backups.

 

You need bigger disks.

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pkh's picture

In addition to bigger disks, you would also need to set your OPP to a longer period.

CraigV's picture

...this is done on the media set itself.

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