BackupExec 2012 - Help CLI command to schedule duplication of disk storage to Tape?
First off I've been using BE since it was VERITAS, and always recommended it to my customers and associates. I am hugely disappointed with this version, the idea of progress in IT is making things work faster and with less effort, this is the complete opposite. I've spent two weeks fighting many issues and it still not fit for purpose.
So I'm testing Backup 2012 for a new Greenfield site of 70+ servers. It is a disaster for my needs, maybe it is more suited to smaller operations but the inability to link server jobs in the UI is a terrible decision.
My backup set will fit on one lto 5 tape but due to the changes to server centric and scheduling makes it difficult if not impossible, having to estimate times for completion to schedule tape duplication for each job is beyond a joke. Plus if your out by a second and the tape is still in use it chooses another tape. From one tape to 4, none even close to full...
I have come up with a solution, pretty basic but should work. All I want to do is schedule a duplicate job of all backup sets on my disk storage to tape, and remove the duplicate to tape option from each individual server job.. (70 times.....) Except there doesn't appear to be a way to schedule this in the ui more than once. I want to schedule this daily utilizing different media sets on specific days.
Please tell me there is a cli command to enable me to schedule this.
If not I will not be recommending the purchase of this product and will be looking at alternatives. Any idea's anyone?