USB Drive not overwritten. Auto catalog?
So I have a client with backup exec 2012 which is on the latest service pack 4.
I am having a situation where the backups are saying that there are no backup sets on the disk, however when i run an inventory catalog manually, it does find a whole bunch.
I do not want to have to log into the client and click "inventory and catalog" every day (especially because they will not pay me for this). I think I can set up a schedule for doing this? So that it will inventory and catalog the disk contents after it is inserted. The problem is that the client will swap backup drives at a random point in the day.
Do I have to create a schedule for every disk (aprox 20)? Why doesnt backup exec catalog the drive BEFORE running any backup? I just dont get why backup exec works this way. It seems to like being blind to things.
So I guess my final question is, is there any way to force backup exec to take a catalog of the disk before every backup? this would hopefully prevent BE thinking that the disk is full, but not realizing that there are sets on there which have expired already which it would hopefully and ideally overwrite. Is there a more recomended way to get backup exec to erase expired backup sets before doing a new one?