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Restoring from disks which are rotated

Created: 19 Aug 2012 | 3 comments

For restore purposes how does BE know which of these disks it wants and how does it tell you to put that one in if the wrong one's currently online? With tape I label the different tapes Monday1, Monday2, etc., and if I need Monday1 but Monday2 is in the drive, BE tells me to replace Monday2 with Monday1. How does this work with USB drives?

GaryK

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pkh's picture

I believe BE will prompt you to mount the correct .bkf file.  To find which disk, the .bkf file is on, see this download

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/backup-removable-disks-finding-media

You can also label your USB disks Mon, Tue, etc, so that when you need to restore something from Monday, you plug in the Mon. disk.

Gary Karasik's picture

Thanks for taking the time to respond.

My intention was to rotate three large (2TB) USB disks, each with 5 partitions (M-F). The USB disks would be labelled Tuesday1,  Tuesday2, and Tuesday3. Would this work under the scenario described above?

GaryK

pkh's picture

My intention was to rotate three large (2TB) USB disks, each with 5 partitions (M-F).

I am not sure whether disks with partitions are supported.  I would strongly suggest that you make things simple for yourself.  Use 1 partition per disk and 1 B2D folder per disk.  You then only need one job for the entire week.  Don't try to manage media by yourself with elaborate schemes.  Keep things simple.  This is always the best.