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Newbie to BE 2014: Backup (3 Servers) to (Day's Dedicated Tape)?

I'm pretty new to BE 2014, and I need a detailed instructions to achieve this configuration:

  • AD Server
  • Exchange Server
  • BE Server: BE 2014 (14.1) 64 bit installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 standard x64:
  • HP LTO-6 attached to BE Server
  • 6 LTO-6 tapes

Backup strategy:

AD Server:

  • Full: every 2 weeks (tuesday)
  • Incremental: every day except the weekend

EX Server:

  • Full: every week (wednesday)
  • Incremental: every day except the weekend

BE Server:

  • Full: 1st monday every month

If a tape is full I want BE to delete old backups automatically without asking me.

I've already added my LTO drive as a storage.

How to create jobs and schedules as described and how to make BE recognize the 6 tapes for each day?

Please I need detailed instructions.

 

If these strategy is not recommended please suggest the recommended one.

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Hi, 1. If a tape is full,

Hi,

 

1. If a tape is full, data contained on it cannot be selectively deleted. It is the entire tape or nothing, so this won't be possible.

2. Read the guides below which will help you configure the backups:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH5459.html

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/why-my-job-not-appending-data-my-tapes

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC7418.html

Thanks!

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Hi, 1. If a tape is full,

Hi,

 

1. If a tape is full, data contained on it cannot be selectively deleted. It is the entire tape or nothing, so this won't be possible.

2. Read the guides below which will help you configure the backups:

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.TECH5459.html

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/why-my-job-not-appending-data-my-tapes

https://support.symantec.com/en_US/article.DOC7418.html

Thanks!

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