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selection list and media configuration in backup exec 2012

Created: 29 Aug 2013 | 5 comments

how to make selection list and create 2 or more media in a particular drive in backup exec 2012

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pkh's picture

For BE 2012, you do not create a selection list by itself.  The selection list is created as part of a job creation.

For BE 2012, you cannot have more than one disk storage or disk cartridge device per volume.  This is by design.

Jaydeep S's picture

In BE 2012 you dont have a selection list option as it does not work anymore on selectionlist/policies. Selection is now integrated in the job, so to create a new backup selection list, you need to create a new job.

About creating 2 or more media, I am not sure what you want to ask here.

arunrajrnair's picture

in the previous version we used selection list  to take backup of around 20 server as 1 job is there any way to do the same in 2012

creating 2 or more media means in 2010 we used different folders (media) for diffrent jobs in a particular drive but 2012 allowing only 1 ( entaire drive) , can we create more folders (media) in the same drive ?

Jaydeep S's picture

Backup Exec 2012 is server centric, so you can only have a single server selected in 1 backup job. In your case you would have 20 jobs created.

Also BE 2012 only allows 1 B2D folder per volume/drive letter.

Here is a technote that can help you to target multpile jobs to a single Tape/cartridge

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH189306