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Need to Configure a Backup Rotation Schedule on DP 3.5 SP2

 
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Need to Configure a Backup Rotation Schedule on DP 3.5 SP2

HP Data Protector Express Single Server License 3.5 SP2

We recently purchased an HP DAT 160 USB single tape drive and it came with DP Express.

I am used to using DP 6.11 with a Tape Library of 25 slots.

I am having trouble understanding how to setup my rotations on the Express version of DP.

This is my scenario:
I have 8 blank tapes that I will use (one per week) and on the 9th week I want to start overwriting all the data on each tape.

I want to run a full backup on Monday night and Incrementals from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
The selection will remain the same throughout the backups (same files and folders).

Each week, the Full and 5 subsequent Incrementals will a single tape.

How do I setup this on DP? How do I manage the media names?

Do I need to have different jobs for each day?

Can someone shed a light?

I have attached a screenshot on the setup that I believe will work.

Thank you.
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Re: Need to Configure a Backup Rotation Schedule on DP 3.5 SP2

Hi there as spoken before:
The wasy this is set up it will use 16 tapes total.
This was done by choosing a "Daily append" then change it to use 8 tapes enable Staurdays and change the fullbackup to be run on mondays.
This way the tape will be overwritten on monday then append with incrementals on daily basis and DPE will request a different tape next monday

Pablo Alvarado Siles
One drink away from sleeping on the pavement
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Re: Need to Configure a Backup Rotation Schedule on DP 3.5 SP2

Thanks for your help. This worked!