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Monthly Backup on different media tapes

Created: 19 Nov 2012 • Updated: 06 Dec 2012 | 1 comment
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Hi friends.

We are using Dell PowerVault 124T tape drive with Symantec 7.0.1( Operating System-RedHat Linux 5). I want to take monthly backup of server's on different media tapes. For e.g 1 media tape corresponds to 1 month. Kindly let me know, how can make the policy to write the server data onto different media tapes automatically on monthly basis.

Thank You

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Mark_Solutions's picture

If you want to use specific tapes for a specific backup you need to use a volume pool for those tapes

So if you create a Monthly volume pool and put your tapes into that pool and then on the monthly schedule override the volume pool to use for that schedule

If you want a month 1, month 2 etc. then you would need multiple monthly pools and multiple monthly schedules - maybe using calendar scheduling and using the particular day of the month (1st, 2nd etc) but keep things as simple as possible so that you dont get caught out and have just one monthly volume pool of possible

Hope this helps

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