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How to schedule backup job for most recent data, without having full backup?

Created: 03 Dec 2012 • Updated: 03 Dec 2012 | 3 comments
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A NAS device has VM machine backup set's which is from another backup software. The NAS is listed under User defined selection with Backup Exec.
I would like to schedule a backup only for the most recent backup set, so that the most recent backup sets can be stored on a tape.
In order to achieve that full backup and followed by incremental backup would work, but I do not have sufficient storage to take full backup of entire NAS and followed by incremental backup's.
How do I achieve this?
 

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Kiran Bandi's picture

but I do not have sufficient storage to take full backup of entire NAS and followed by incremental backup's.

I think backingup the folder on NAS where the other backup software is copying backup sets is enough to meet your requirement. Why you are worrying about taking entire NAS backup?

Create a new folder on NAS mount for backup sets and mention that folder as selection list in BE job. Schedule the job to take Full backup first followed by all incrementals. Make sure you have only one backup set (recent) in that folder when you start full backup. From there on incrementals will backup only the recent backup set that is saved into that folder.

Regards....

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