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SQL backup of ( Master, Model,MSdb- System DB) create Temp folder

Created: 17 Feb 2013 • Updated: 19 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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I ma trying to backup( Full backup to D2D) Ms SQL 2005 complete databses, includeding Master, Model and MSDB  using symantec Exec 2012 , the job completes  but it also create a  temperory folder of the same size of the database, whihch consume the space in the storage drive . this happens only when i include the master Model and MSDB databases . how to get rid of this ? .

Another issue  with Backup Exec 12 is dosent show the exact capacity of tape drive . I ma using LTO 5 tape and its only showing 1.49 TB instead of 3 TB. i have neabled hardware compression  both in the tape device and in the job crated . is this a bug with exec 2012?.

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Backup_Exec's picture


Please check below link for tape capacity issue with BE2012

About creating temp file may be you are mentioning about $idr file here please check below link

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pkh's picture

The 3TB capacity is a marketing thing which assumes a 2:1 compression ratio.  This is hardly achievable in real-life.  1.5TB is the true native (uncompressed) capacity of a LTO5 tape, so there is no mistake in the BE GUI.