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  • CA Brightstor Arcserve tape strategy question

    We just installed BAB 12.5 on a Windows 2008 ent x 64 server. I have two questions.

    Is there a way to create a 30 day rather than 7 day GFS rotation? We would rather run fulls monthly if at all possible and run incrementals in between.

    We are using a Spectralogic t200 with LTO4. We want to maximize our tape usage though. Right now it appears that if we have a job that only uses 20% of a tape when the job runs the next evening it will goto another tape instead of writing to the same one. Is it possible to set it so it will keep using that tape in order to maximize things?

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    Re: CA Brightstor Arcserve tape strategy question

    Perhaps the "Append to Media" check box at the Backup Schedule tab will do what you want. Or maybe Custom will work better for you, since you don't want to don't seem to want to use a traditional GFS scheme.


    • #3
      Re: CA Brightstor Arcserve tape strategy question

      Remember to record usage of tapes.
      I don't know if it has changed, but last time I used tape backups, I had to be very strict about limiting each tape to 50 write cycles only,
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