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How to create a custom Schedule BE 2012

Hi ,

 

I currently have a differential Backup set up to run Mon-Fri at 2000 and a Full Backup to run on a friday at 2000. I do not want the differential to run on the Friday due to the Schedule of the Full backup. Can anybody please advise how I can set up a Custom Schedule for the differential Job.

 

Regards

 

Leon

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Hi Leon, Based on those

Hi Leon,

Based on those screentshots it does not appear that the Differential and the Full both ran on the same day. In each case the Start Time and End Time columns indicate that the Differential ran a day or two after the Full, which likely means that where the two schedules conflict, the Differential was superseded by the Full as it should be.

In your originial post you indicated that you want to run the Full on Friday, and the Differential on Monday through Friday, but you do not want the Differential to run when the Full runs on Friday. Does your schedule have the Full running EVERY Friday, and the Differential running every Monday-Thursday? If this is the case, then the simpler approach would be to configure the Differential to run on Monday through Thursday instead, and eliminate the concern of the conflicting schedule. This can be done by choosing the Weekly recurrence pattern for the Differential backup schedule, and selecting the checkboxes for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

Regards,

Lee Doucette
Symantec Corp.

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No need to do any thing. BE

No need to do any thing.

BE will superseed differential backup on Friday and run FULL backup.

You can check the same by using Backup Calender.

To expand on Kiran's reply -

To expand on Kiran's reply - if two stages in a single backup definition are set to start at the same time and day (so for instance a Full and a Differential like you have asked) then Backup Exec looks at the schedule and runs the job that would normally run less frequently, i.e. Full runs once a week, diff runs one every work day, full runs as having the less frequent schedule and the differential is then requeued for its next scheduled time.

Hi Kiran,   that was my

Hi Kiran,

 

that was my understanding however it would appear that both of the jobs ran on friday. I have just noticed the problem I think though. The Storage setting for the Full backup is set as Tape Drive 0001 and for the differential it is set to Any tape cartridge storage. Do you think this caused the issue?

 

Regards

 

Leon

Storage device settings

Storage device settings doesn't matter in this case as per my understanding.

Have you configured FULL and Differential methods as different jobs? If so, both jobs will run. 

Hi Colin,   Many thanks for

Hi Colin,

 

Many thanks for the explanation that totally makes sense to me now!

 

Regards

 

Leon

 

 

No they are the same job - I

No they are the same job - I initially tried to set them up as separate jobs however was unable to so so.

Job History / Backup Sets

 however it would appear that both of the jobs ran on friday....

Have you checked job history/backup sets to confirm the same?

The Jobs that run are on 6

The Jobs that run are on 6 different servers and it would appear that the differential job ran as well as the Full on two of them. the servers are not in a group however whenever i set up the job or make any changes I simply highlight them all then click 'edit Backups'. Would the fact that they are not grouped cause any issues?

Screenshots for the job

Screenshots for the job histroy of the two servers are shown below

 

 

 

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Hi Leon, Based on those

Hi Leon,

Based on those screentshots it does not appear that the Differential and the Full both ran on the same day. In each case the Start Time and End Time columns indicate that the Differential ran a day or two after the Full, which likely means that where the two schedules conflict, the Differential was superseded by the Full as it should be.

In your originial post you indicated that you want to run the Full on Friday, and the Differential on Monday through Friday, but you do not want the Differential to run when the Full runs on Friday. Does your schedule have the Full running EVERY Friday, and the Differential running every Monday-Thursday? If this is the case, then the simpler approach would be to configure the Differential to run on Monday through Thursday instead, and eliminate the concern of the conflicting schedule. This can be done by choosing the Weekly recurrence pattern for the Differential backup schedule, and selecting the checkboxes for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday only.

Regards,

Lee Doucette
Symantec Corp.

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Lee,   Thats exactly what I

Lee,

 

Thats exactly what I was looking for - many thanks!

 

Regards

 

Leon