BE 2010: backup to disk backup fails
Hi there, I've just stepped into a new network admin role at a company and am trying to figure out how to get the backups to work consistently. Currently we have Backup Exec 2010 (I don't believe it's R2 or R3 - shows v13.0 rev. 2896 for Media Server and Admin Console) installed on a Small Business Server 2003.
I am trying to get a backup from an existing selection list to back up to an external USB drive with a backup-to-disk folder set up onto it. I did place this device into a media pool and point the backup to that media pool rather than the device (for future use involving other external hard drives). There is a backup to disk folder on this device, enabled and online, with the maximum size for backup-to-disk files set to 25GB, not allocating maximum size for backup-to-disk files, max number of backup sets set to 30. Currently 2 B2D files in this folder, low disk space threshold set to 5GB but the physical drive has approximately 370GB free. The media set for the job is set for Infinite overwrite protection and Infinite Allow Append.
The test run fails because it finds about 56GB of data to back up, but shows 22.8GB of online append capacity and 51.2GB of online overwrite capacity. My assumption is that there has to be a setting that I'm missing that would cause the B2D folder to create an additional B2D file(s) in order to allow for the added capacity required for the backup. What am I missing? :)
Thanks in advance!