I have recently installed BE10D with all the latest patches at a customer. The set up is as follows:
Four 500gb SATA disks in RAID5 One Ultrium LTO3 tape device (400/800)
I created two B2D folders, one for the Differential jobs and one for the Full backup. Each of the devices is 600gb.
I made three media sets, Diff, Full and a Tape media set.
When I first ran the full and diff jobs, BE created two .BKF files each 600gb.
My plan were to use the diff.bkf file for all of the diff jobs, and the size of a diff job is around 60gb. And also to use the full.bkf file for the weekly backups, aprox 250gb. So I configured BE to Append and overwrite if no appendable media is present. This works for about three nights, the BE claims that the media is NOT Appendable cause the media is full. (it has almost 300gb free) And instead of overwriting the media it creates a new .BKF file which uses up all of the available free disk space on the server.
I have the same problem with the full.bkf file, but the job duplication works almost to good to be true, it clones out 250gb to tape in only two hours, and that�s with verifying :)
But if someone could explain to me what I�ve done wrong I would be extremly happy.
I have made several changes to the backup configuration because nothing worked, even though I made changes to the settings in the media sets and the overwrite config. The problem seems to be all the same no matter which job I ran. With the full job for example, the backup started just fine and it backed up around 70Gb when it suddenly stoped using the full B2D disk media that was 600gb and started to create a new B2D media!?!?! How strange is that? And when I looked at the media file it had backed up 70gb and had 500 something GB of free space.
So I�m now using a new approach, I made one B2D file for each weekday and one for the fridays full job, and all of them is set to overwrite, so we will see what happens.
I�m currently on vacation until the 7th of August, so I�m doing all these changes when I got the time.
So if anyone with the similar setup would be so kind to tell me how they configured it would mean alot.
Last night the problems came back. BE continously creates new B2D files for some reason, even if there is no overwrite protection set at all, and there is plenty of space in the designated B2D file. Could someone please give me some advice, this is driving me crazy. I am seriously starting to doubt BEs B2D compatibility.
Same problem using backup2disk folders with 10.d... It wont append the next job to a backup to disk file it will start a new one???
I have set the folder to 10G files and 60 number of sets but it is not filling the 10G it just writes the first job (1.2G) and starts a new one?? The append period is unlimited the overwrite protection is set to 3 days. I have been fiddling around the settings in a last 3 weeks tried different settings (5G 120 set, 100G 6 set) no luck.
Also it is not using all the sets it stopps creating new ones around 6 and then wont create any more.