Manage process of 'Duplicating' jobs (not as a Stage)
Hello…I am using B. Exec 2012 on Windows 2008 R2.
The issue that I am having is two-fold. Both relate to “Duplicating” to tape.
I go into the first B2D storage location and double click and it shows me all the jobs assigned to that B2D location. And here it also allows you to click ‘job history’, ‘Backup Sets’ and 2 other menu items.
When I select ‘Backup Sets’, select a Server and then select ‘Duplicate’, the job will start. But it doesn’t let you name it intuitively.
So, when I start 4 jobs this way, and then ‘search’ for them:
- firstly, I cannot find them. (some…but not all show under All Servers, View All jobs)
And if I go to the server being duplicated to look at it’s associated jobs, the ‘duplicate’ job doesn’t show up.
- secondly, when a job fails, I don’t know which backup set was selected to duplicate, so I don’t know which one to delete to reclaim disk space.
So in essence, I am looking to see how to go in and manually send jobs to tape.
And how to manage the process.
Managing this is difficult. Because at present, I have start the job and write down the associated job name…so when I do search it later to check its status, I will know which job was being performed.
Secondly, it is not easy finding the “Duplicate to tape” jobs.They don’t all show under ‘View All jobs’.
(and when jobs fail, it makes it more cumbersome/frustrating as I then have to rerun the job and retrack it down etc)
Is there easier way to manage this process?
(Even when I send to tape after a B2D operation, I cannot check it the following day because I cant find the jobs…and if I do, they are not intuitive as to what was ‘duplicated’.
Lastly, is there a best practice as to whish ‘backup set’ serversI should select?
Because presently, I see dozens of jobs. For example Server # 1 will be listed 10-15 times. Some ‘backup methods’ are” snapshot diff, Full, Diff.