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SSR 2013 R2 - How to rotate 2 External USB drives -- Incrementally

Symantec System Recovery 2013 R2  11.1.2.54477.  Win 7

Internal Data disk "F".  I need to Incrementally backup to EXTERNAL USB drive "E" that I rotate  on a weekly basis.

I have 2 external drive.  Each label "E - SSR Backup".  I need to rotate between the two drives on a weekly basis.  That is Week 1 - Full plus daily incrementally backup to drive 1.  Week 2 --  Full plus daily incrementally backup to drive 2.  Week 3 - only incrementally (changes made in week 2 + new changes in week 3)  backup to drive1. Week 4 - only incrementally  (changes made in week 3 + new changes in week 4) backup to drive 2. Week 5 - only incrementally (changes made in week 4 + new changes in week 5)backup to drive 1. etc.

I read that SSR 2013 R2 should be able to do this.  I there  how to some place?

 

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Check Page 138 of the User

Check Page 138 of the User Guide:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000004310

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Have a look here:

Have a look here: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/swapping-usb-drives-symantec-system-recovery-2011

In the above link  from 2011

In the above link  from 2011 and 2012 it was about:

1. Offsite copy is the best option here.

Use drive #1 as your permanently attached primary backup destination and drive #2 as the offsite copy location - this drive can be removed as and when required.

or

2.  Doing FULL backup each time.

 

Neither apply in my problem.  Any other suggestion.  I thought SSR 2013 R2 solved the problem.  From a posting Oct 2014

SSR 2013 Need Help Setting Up To Multiple USB Destinations

Things do change with the next version of the product (2013 R2) being released next month. This version will allow a single backup job to multiple drives on a rotation basis. You may want to wait for the release of R2 to try this out.

I tried to creat a link to this posting, but could not -- Sorry.

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Check Page 138 of the User

Check Page 138 of the User Guide:

http://www.veritas.com/docs/000004310

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Re: SSR 2013 R2 - How to rotate 2 External USB drives -- Incrementally

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