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Bring back multiple folders for Disk Based backup

Created: 02 Apr 2014 | 3 comments
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Symantec-

I think you really screwed us in BE2012 by removing the ability to create multiple folders on a single volume for disk-based backup.

As a professional, I KNOW not to schedule multiple jobs to run at the same time on the same volume for better backup times.

Now, I can't parse out by server or by backup type where I want specific disk-based backups to go. This inhibits my ability to selectively copy or migrate (again, by server or backup type) to my various cloud-based providers such as Carbonite or Dropbox.

I would REALLY like you to fix this with a patch or service pack.

 

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pkh's picture

You should not be copying the contents of disk storage.  You should always duplicate your backup sets.  See this document

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

BTW, the reason for having only one disk storage per volume is not to prevent multiple jobs writing to the same volume because you can still have concurrent jobs writing to the same disk storage.

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mr_mike_m's picture

PKH -
I understand the reasoning.
I'm not copying between disks or even folders, just trying to use an off site cloud provider (because the ONE provider in BE2012 is basically non-existant). Different servers have different storage requirements and retention times. It would be very easy for me to select FOLDER1 for backup to cloud, and NOT select FOLDER2. As it stands now, unless I partion up disk storage into multiple partitions, I'm SOL. It's an all-or-nothing proposition. Duplication of the existing backup sets might seemingly get around it, but then I'm duplicating the same data again - A waste of disk resources especially dealing with terabytes of backups...

BE2010 seemed to handle this a litte better.

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I'm not copying between disks or even folders, just trying to use an off site cloud provider

It makes no difference whether you are using the cloud or not.  Copying is copying and you are going to have problems when you try to use the copied backup sets in the cloud.  Read the document which I referenced earlier carefully.

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