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Overwritable media not being overwritten

Created: 29 May 2012 | 2 comments

Backup Exec 2010 R3

Server 2003 R2

Media set is "Keep data for 2 weeks"

Data being backed up to NAS drive.

Once NAS is full, backups fail because files/data older that 2 weeks not being removed/overwritten even thou they are marked as ovefrwritable.

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SuperBrain's picture

If it is a flat file backup and its not overwriting the overwritable media (i.e. .BKF files) 

1. Go to Tools - Options - Media Management 

2. Make sure Partial is selected

3. Is the "Prompt before overwriting imported media" checked?

4. Make sure "Overwrite recyclable media before scratch....." option is selected.

Colin Weaver's picture

Always start disk based job as Overwrite 

If you have GRT enabled and the job does not start as an Overwrite then the IMG folders may not be reclaimed (deleted) and you could run out of space.