Strategy with RDX drives
We have just replaced a broken tape loader with an RDX drive, we are using BE 2012 on Server 2008 R2
We do a full backup of 5 servers at the weekend then Mon - Thurs do an incremental backup. We will be doing a 4 weekly cycle
I'm having issues with overwrite / append
I'm using a media set to keep for 4 weeks its using OPP of 4 weeks and append period is 6 days. From what I've read the RDX takes no notice of the append period.
I set the jobs at the weekend ( full backup ) with the correct media set to all backup to the same tape (1TB) which is more than enough to hold the data. All the jobs looked like they have backed up OK without any errors but when I checked the media it only had data for the last backup, so it looks like all the previous backups have been overwritten.
The last night I did the same with the incremental backups, but again the same thing happened.
Has anyone had the same issues, or is there a different way I need to set jobs up to use the RDX?
Any help would be appreciated.