So we are running with veritas 9.1 with exchange agent, and I am having issues setting it up. I tried following the manuels, but I do not believe I have archived the backup-setup that I want. I do believe I need someone experienced with Veritas 9.1.
We are using 1 TB extern harddrives.
We have a "Daily backup" running from Monday till Friday. It runs a
Differentialbackup. Settings: "When this job begins: Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is availiable".
we run "e-mail backup" which is
Full/Mod Timebackup. Settings: "When this job begins: Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is availiable".
we run a "full backup" which makes a
Fullbackup of everything except e-mail.
Daily takes less than an hour to complete.
- Full backup - e-mail takes about 5 hours to complete
- E-mail backup takes about 5 hours to complete.
Maximum size for backup-to-disk files: 4095
Maximum number of backup sets per backup-to-disk file: 8000 (I just chose the largest)
This is not working at all, and I am aware of that, it is all wrong, and I am having issues setting it all up correctly. Also, we do e-mail and fullbackup seperately, because if e-mail fails, the whole backup fails. E-mail fails once in a while and that is very annoying - would upgrading to Veritas 12 fix this?
This is what I want: I want it to contain 4 weeks of data. Fullbackup on sundays, followed by 5-6 differential backups, than a new week etc. After 4 weeks, it gets exchanged with a different external harddisk which has been stored offsite (e.g a rotation).
One of the things it seems to be doing wrong: It seems to overwrite previous backups, even though I ask it to append. I always have max 14-15 files on the backup harddisk - something that should increase. This also happens for differential backups.
Per request, I can tell you and take screenshots of my different settings.