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Unable to overwrite USB drive for backup

Created: 22 Aug 2013 | 3 comments

Hi everyone

 

We are using backup exec 2012 for trial. We are trying to use removable usb drive to backup data daily. Our backup model is to overwrite data daily and hence we dont need historical records. However, i am unable to get backup exec to overwrite data on the tape. It keeps saying out of space even though ive set retention to 1 hour

 

Ive read that backup exec does not overwrite the latest backup set. is this true?

 

thanks in advance

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pkh's picture

For BE 2012, disk storage which is what you are using is managed by DLM and DLM will not delete the last recovery point.  Hence you will have at least 2 backup sets on your disk at the same time.

You can try modifying this behaviour.  See the last part of this document

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH187957

Colin Weaver's picture

Also make sure you have 2012 SP2 installed as otherwise ejecting the USB disk can cause data to not be reclaimed