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USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

Hi All,

I would like to have suggestion from your people to implement new Backup strategy.

We have a 1 TB USB HDD, with the same we are going to take daily full backup using BE10 on Windows 2003.. Please suggess good configuration for best backup result please.

My requirement is Daily full backup into the USB HDD ( Monday - Saturday).
And please find my questions

1. What Backup folder device I have to create in BE ( B2D or Removal B2D)
2. How many Media Set i have to create.
3. What is the best Device configuration for the Backup to Folder
4. What is the best Overwrite protection period.

And also send me if you have some more configuration.

Thanks in Advance
8 Replies

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

Can anyone respond this.. really i am running out of time

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

1. What Backup folder device I have to create in BE ( B2D or Removal B2D)

B2D on removable media

2. How many Media Set i have to create.

If you will only be running a Daily job, one media set

3. What is the best Device configuration for the Backup to Folder

Not sure what you are asking here


4. What is the best Overwrite protection period


How long do you want to keep the data? are there any company or industry standards for keeping Monthlies for xxx months/years?

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

3. What is the best Advance Configuration setting for B2D Device

4. What is the best Overwrite protection period

How long do you want to keep the data? are there any company or industry standards for keeping Monthlies for xxx months/years?


It shoud get overwrite by next week backup. Forexample.. today i am going to take thursday backup and it shd get overwritten by next week thurday backup.

And final question.

5. Let say i have created test B2D and i ran one test job in it.. Now i want to remove all the history about that folder..

Could you please tell me the best way to remove..

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

Hello,


-- What are the Media set properties that you have set?


-- You need to check the overwrite protection period and the Append period.



Thank You,

Shweta

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

For a single media set, keeping data for once cycle only, set the OPP to 6 days

You can manually remove the job logs for any jobs run against the test folder. In the jon monitor, right click the job log/delete

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

For a single media set, keeping data for once cycle only, set the OPP to 6 days

You can manually remove the job logs for any jobs run against the test folder. In the job monitor, right click the job log/delete

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

Thank you for the information..

I have created 6 folders in USB hdd and created B2D folders and mapped respectivly in BE.

Regarding B2D Device:

i have created 6 devices for 6 days in a week with following configuration.

Backup -to-Disk file management:

Maximum size for Backup-to-Disk files: 100gb
Maximum number of backup sets per Backup-toDisk file: 3--- i dunno what is this for)

Disk space Settings

Disk Space reserver: 1 GB --- ( i dunno what is this for)


Regarding Media Set:

I have created one Media set named "B2D Media" with OPP 0 Hours


Can you comment the above configuration.. whether it is ok or sugges good configuration..

Thanks in Advnce.

Re: USB HDD with Backup Exec 10 - Urgent

Maximum number of backup sets per Backup-toDisk file:
Say you are backing up 'C:' and 'D:' drives on computer 'server1', then you have 2 backup sets.
Likewise if you are backing up 'C:' drive and 'information store' on computer 'server2', then you have 2 backup sets.
So 'Maximum number of backup sets per Backup-toDisk file' means the number of backup sets that can be written to a Backup-toDisk file after which the next backup set shall be written to the next Backup-toDisk file even though the maximum size of the Backup-toDisk file has not been reached.

Disk Space reserve:
It is the amount of disk space (from the total anmount of disk space available on the hard drive) that backup exec "won't use".
It is the disk space reserved for applications other then Backup Exec.

You don't mention the append period and what kind of job is it (append or overwrite) ?

NOTE: If we do not receive your reply within two business days, this post would be marked assumed answered and would be moved to answered questions pool.Message was edited by:
aravind kondapalli