Full_Differential and Incremental BE2012
I would like to duplicate my old backup schema that I inherited in BE 10d, but can't figure out how to do this in BE2012. I am using an LTO-4 tape drive only at the moment and generally can fit a full backup on 1 and 1/4 tapes, leaving 3/4 of the second tape free. I set that tape as appendable and do a differential every wed to that tape until it fills up. At that point I run the next full backup to new tapes to start the cycle over. Within this cycle I run incremental backups to a seperate tape between the original full and the following differentials until my next full backup when I erase it, add it to scratch, and reuse it.
Problem. In BE 2012, when I set up a full backup job and add a differential or incremental "add backup jobs by method", I can only pick one or the other. It throws an error message when I try to add both jobs to the same full backup job telling me I must delete one of them. I need both the differentials and incrementals to reference the same full backup job so I can't create them seperately.
I spoke to a tech support rep who thought it was possible, then seemed to test it while I was talking to them and responded "oh, you cant do that one with BE2012..hhmmm" and that this would be addressed in BE2012R2 coming out soon :-)