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HP D2D Backup System with Symantec BackupExec 12

Created: 19 Jan 2010 • Updated: 01 Jan 2013 | 6 comments
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Hi,
I need your help in the following issue.

I have an HP StorageWorks D2D Backup System 2503i, emulating a LTO3 drive and nine cartridges
I am using Back Up Exec 12.5 rev 2213 and Microsoft iSCSI Initiator

I need to create a backup job, according to the following scheme:

Cartridge 1: Monday
Cartridge 2: Tuesday
Cartridge 3: Wednesday
Cartridge 4: Thursday
Cartridge 5: Friday 1
Cartridge 6: Friday 2
Cartridge 7: Friday 3
Cartridge 8: Friday 4
Cartridge 9: Friday 5

Please I need a step by step guide on how to configure the program to perform the task.

Thanks for your collaboration.
Best  Regards.

Samuel Domb.

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CraigV's picture

Hi Samuel,

The easiest way might be to create 9 separate jobs, but these would create a nightmare trying to monitor each one.
What you don't say is whether or not you;re trying to get to a GFS...daily, weekly, monthly.
Either way, I would go with a policy as it would be easier to manage.
This is what I would do:

1. Partition your D2D so that it has 2 groups of slots: Slots 1 --> 4, and Slots 5 --> 9. You can name each slot according to the list above.
2. Create your selection list with what you want to back up. You will use the same selection list for both.
3. Create a backup job, and schedule it for Monday --> Friday. Set the retention times correctly,as well as overwrite protection period, and point it to the 1st group of slots. What will happen is that your backups will only be overwritten according to your retention period & OPP.
4. Create a second backup job, using the same selection list, and target the second group of slots. Again, OPP and retention periods will make sure you keep the data in a specific slot for x-amount of time, until the OPP period is complete.

This would be the simplest way (finding a middle ground between a GFS policy and creating 9 separate jobs). Don't forget to name your media sets so that you can distinguish what goes where.

Laters!

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sdomb@intcomex.com's picture

Hi Craig,

Firstly thank you very much for such a quick answer.

Actually yes. I'm trying to create a GFS scheme. This is my first time and I do not know the procedure.

The scheme which I spoke in my post, is the only one I know really. That's why I mention it.

I would like to work with a scheme that you recommend me, easy to manage, easy to implement. 

According to this information, what are the steps you suggested to follow next?

I'll start by implementing the instructions you gave me regarding the D2D server.

Thanks again.

Best Regards.

Samuel.

CraigV's picture

Hi Samuel,

Any news here?

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Come right here Samuel?

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sdomb@intcomex.com's picture

Dear CraigV

Thanks for your concern
At the moment I find myself on vacation.
Will take up the matter on my return.

Best Regards.

Samuel.

CraigV's picture

Hi Samuel,

Did this all work for you?

Thanks!

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