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Backup Exec 2010 r3 Backup to disk methods

Hello,

I'm looking to create a backup to disk process that provides us with the option to recover any file or system to 12, 8, 4, 3, 2 and 1 weeks ago.

Currently we run weekly backups on 21 selection sets each with their own encryption key to LTO4. We use anything up to 42 tapes to do this.

Some of the solutions I’ve been looking at include, full, incremental, differential and Synthetic Full backups. I’ve also been looking at de-duplication of data.

The limitations for this will be the disk space size as we need to make it as small as possible & encryption keys as each selection set needs to have its own.

Any advice as to a method to use within Backup Exec 2010 r3 would be appreciated.

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Full -

Full - Incremental/differential should be a good option. This would work best in terms of disk space limitations if done on a Deduplication folder. However, we do not recommend using software encryption on backups targeted to deduplication folder. Instead, you could enable encryption on the deduplication folder itself.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH124682

If you have to make use of encryption keys, it is best to use B2D folders. Having said this, the space requirement would increase.

As for synthetic backups it does support encryption but can only backup files and folders to a B2D (does not work with deduplication and any agent based backups like vmware, exchange, etc)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21791

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Full -

Full - Incremental/differential should be a good option. This would work best in terms of disk space limitations if done on a Deduplication folder. However, we do not recommend using software encryption on backups targeted to deduplication folder. Instead, you could enable encryption on the deduplication folder itself.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH124682

If you have to make use of encryption keys, it is best to use B2D folders. Having said this, the space requirement would increase.

As for synthetic backups it does support encryption but can only backup files and folders to a B2D (does not work with deduplication and any agent based backups like vmware, exchange, etc)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21791

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Awesome, thanks for the

Awesome, thanks for the advise.

Hi, Do synthetic backups

Hi,

Do synthetic backups require additional licencing?