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Backup exec 2010 - Expire disk backup set only after successful duplication

TimKingNHC
Level 2

Hi ,

We have a backup to disk which is followed automatically by a duplication to tape. Is it possible to automatically delete the disk backups after successful duplication?

for example I would like the 'overwrite protection period' not to start counting until the media set has been duplicated.

Tough one i know!. I have checked the forums and options within the software and not finding anything similar.

Thanks.

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pkh
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There is no facility to automatically delete a media.  You can overwrite it if the OPP is short.

No. This is not possible.  The OPP starts from the end of the job that writes to the media.  There is no way to defer the start of the OPP

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pkh
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There is no facility to automatically delete a media.  You can overwrite it if the OPP is short.

No. This is not possible.  The OPP starts from the end of the job that writes to the media.  There is no way to defer the start of the OPP

Kiran_Bandi
Level 6
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Configure verl less OPP and none AP to your disk backups. And configure disk jobs to overwrite only with a overwrite protection level to FULL. With these settings, disk backups will become recyclable sooner. (depending on your OPP).

As pkh already said automatic deletion is not possible. But you can confgiure BE in such a way that B2D file will be overwritten daily. If you have configured duplicate to tape job to run just after completion of disk backup, then you can just configure 1 day OPP. So that the next B2D job will use the same media. (Which you can consider logically as deleting after duplication.) But you have to be very carefull about your duplicate to tape jobs, because if those fails then you will be in trouble. 

Regards....

TimKingNHC
Level 2

Thanks all.;

Kiran can you please clarify the meaning of 'verl less' and 'none AP'?

Kiran_Bandi
Level 6
Partner Accredited

You want your B2D backup sets to be deleted automatically after the completion of duplication to tape, which is not possible as already said.

But you can configure BE to overwrite backup sets daily. So, the previous days backup set will be overwritten with today's backup set. (Which can be considered as previous days backup set was deleted).

Media Set settings: OPP: 20 Hours AP: None

Overwrite protection level: FULL

Media Management option: Overwrite recyclable media in the target media set before overwriting the scratch media.

Job should start as Overwrite only. 

Note: Start with fresh B2D folder to see the functionality properly. If it has some recyclable media already, then you will be confused.

Regards...