I have 2 questiongs raise over here to seek someone advice.
question 1: Backup up job doesn't hold when no idle drive avaiable
I have a dual FC LTO 5 auto loader and connect to Backup Exec 2010 R3 media server, this media server having following license enable:
- Backup Exec 2010 R3 media server
- Symantec AVVI agent
- SQL agent
- Remote agent
I had 2 backup job running together, one of the backup job backup direct to tape and second job backup to disk then duplicate to tape. Currently i only use 1 drive due to insufficient cartridge.
My second backup job duplicate to tape fail with error no drive avaiable, this error due the first job direct backup to tape havent finish. I tested when the second backup job to disk finish and it start to duplicate to tape if no drive avaiable then it fail immediatery.
Why the job can't be hold until the first backup job finish then continue write to tape? is there license I short to enable that's why causing this problem.
Backup exec console response slow when create and modify backup policy and backup job. Is there a way i can troublehoot this?
Well i am not 100% sure, but I have a customer with 2 drives in a library (with LEO) and running several jobs at the same time, and they 'wait' for each other to start because there are no idle drives.
So yes, as far as I know they will be put on hold.
Without LEO Backup Exec will only use one drive in your library.
...it's probably because BE can see 2 drives but only use 1 as you haven't bought the additional LEO.
Do the right thing and buy the LEO license...problem solved. To have 2 drives in a library and only use 1 is massive underkill.
The only other thing I can think of is to link the duplicate job in a policy and configure it to run once the other backup job completes...