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Tape Library Backups

Created: 04 Sep 2013
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In previous editions of Backup Exec, we had the ability to select a resource order for backup jobs, which has been removed from BE2012

This was a very good feature that we used at our company when working with large tape libraries. For example, if we we had critical data on Volume 3, normal data on Volume 2 and archival data on Volume 1, setting the priority to backup Volume 3 first in a backup job, then Volume 2 and then Volume 1 was a great feature. This meant that a 10TB backup (which can run for a few days) would always backup the critical data first, so if a job failed at some point, we could asses the impact of whether we would rerun the whole job, or just append a backup with the data that was missing. This is a feature that has been removed from 2012 and I would like to see it put back into the product.