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Overwrite protection date

Created: 16 May 2013 | 6 comments

Good day,

I have an interesting issue with two of our backup jobs that run nightly during the week where the Overwrite protection date on the job log shows a date that has already passed. For example, last nights job ran on 5-15-13 and should show an overwrite protection date of 6-19-13 but instead shows a date of 5-14-13 which was the day prior. However, when I check the Overwrite Protected date on the media that was used it shows the correct date. The media set is used by numerous other jobs which all have the correct date in the job log. I have rebuilt the policy from scratch and the job still shows the incorrect date. I have attached an example.

Thanks,

Rick D

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CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

Please post your Append/OPP settings on your media set...

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rdeshields's picture

Screenshot of the media set is attached.

Media set.jpg
CraigV's picture

...which version of BE 2010 are you running? If not R3 it might be worth upgrading to this as it fixed a number of issues with the previous 2 versions.

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rdeshields's picture

We are running 2010 R3 with all of the updates installed.

Larry Fine's picture

I believe that the job log is indicating the Overwrite Protection property of the media at the moment the running job selected that media, not what the Overwrite Prtotection will be after the job finishes.  So, don't be confused by the job log, but trust what the GUI is displaying (assuming you have pressed F5 to make sure it is current info).

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rdeshields's picture

I know from prior work with Symantec that the job log is created when the job is finished and that the overwrite period is set for the period specified when the job finishes writing data to the media. For example, Lets say I have a job that starts tonight at 5PM and finishes exactly one hour later at 6PM and the job used a media set that protects the media for 1 year. That means the overwrite protection period should show a date and time of 5-17-14 6:00PM. Also, this same issue applies to scratch media which has never had any overwrite protection period applied to it. Unfortunately, I still need a solution for this issue.

Thanks,

Rick D