We have a situation where our backups sometimes don't quite fit on one tape, and there's no budget for a bigger drive.
What we do have is two separate tape drives, so we've hooked them both up to the backup server.
My question is, how should I configure Backup Exec (12.5) correctly to use these drives?
Here's what I've tried
- Drive 1 called
- Drive 2 called
- A device pool called
- Policies have a Duplication task pointing to
TapeDrivesas their device
The problem I have is that the tape is
HP1 fills up, and the job moves onto
Dell1, but subsequent jobs try to load
HP1, so stall.
Should the "Preferred source device" in my jobs be pointing at the drive I want used first (
HP1 by preference), or the pool?
The verification jobs also now fail, because
HP1 was ejected due to being full!
How do I configure two devices to be used in BE, so that one device is used by preference, then the second if required?