Massive Bug in BE 2014
I have found a fundumental flaw in BE 2014. This is after a BE 2012 - 2014 upgrade.
Our backup strategy is as follows.
- Backup to Disk
- Full + Daily Incrementals / Differentials
- 1 week retention
- Duplicate to Tape
- Immedietly duplicate to Tape after completion of Disk based backup
- Duplicate Full & Incrementals / Differentials
- 4 week retention.
So the problem is that BE 2014 sees the backups duplicated to tape as dependants of the Disk based set. So the disk based chain expires as it should, but the Data Grooming never deletes it, as it sees the copies on Tape as dependants. If I expire the tape copies, then the Disk ones gets deleted OK.
So unfortunetly my Disk is starting to get filled with expired backup chains, that will not be deleted until the Tape copy expires. And there is no way of deleteting them manually.
Symantec Support has directed me to install Hotfix 217591 & 218257 but the issue is not fixed.