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  1. BE 8.0: How to schedule an erase job?


    Hi,

    I'm running Backup Exec 8.0 Rev 3314 on a Windows 2K Adv Server.

    Does somebody know how to schedule a job to erase a tape everyday with this
    version?

    Thanks in advance,
    Best regards,
    Robert.

  2. Re: BE 8.0: How to schedule an erase job?

    Look in Backup Exec docs beadmin.pdf, read section "Backup Exec Command Line
    Applet". Schedule call via NT's AT command.

    However, you shouldn't need to erase a tape (I have never had to erase a
    tape). With proper protection periods set, BENT will happily overwrite a
    tape whose protection period has expired. BENT will also refuse to
    overwrite a tape whose protection period has not expired. This is very
    important to avoid accicentally overwriting (and erasing) backups you are
    supposed to keep.

    For example, if you do a restore from one of your archive tapes, you may
    accidentally leave the tape in. If you are running an automatic erase job,
    you can kiss your archive goodbye. What happens when you have to tell your
    boss you erased the archive?

    Charles Villa

    "Robert Ruiz" wrote in message
    news:3aae22df$1@hronntp01....
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > I'm running Backup Exec 8.0 Rev 3314 on a Windows 2K Adv Server.
    >
    > Does somebody know how to schedule a job to erase a tape everyday with

    this
    > version?
    >
    > Thanks in advance,
    > Best regards,
    > Robert.




  3. Re: BE 8.0: How to schedule an erase job?


    Charles,

    Thanks for your help,

    Best regards,
    Robert Ruiz.

    "Charles Villa" wrote:
    >Look in Backup Exec docs beadmin.pdf, read section "Backup Exec Command

    Line
    >Applet". Schedule call via NT's AT command.
    >
    >However, you shouldn't need to erase a tape (I have never had to erase a
    >tape). With proper protection periods set, BENT will happily overwrite

    a
    >tape whose protection period has expired. BENT will also refuse to
    >overwrite a tape whose protection period has not expired. This is very
    >important to avoid accicentally overwriting (and erasing) backups you are
    >supposed to keep.
    >
    >For example, if you do a restore from one of your archive tapes, you may
    >accidentally leave the tape in. If you are running an automatic erase job,
    >you can kiss your archive goodbye. What happens when you have to tell your
    >boss you erased the archive?
    >
    >Charles Villa
    >
    >"Robert Ruiz" wrote in message
    >news:3aae22df$1@hronntp01....
    >>
    >> Hi,
    >>
    >> I'm running Backup Exec 8.0 Rev 3314 on a Windows 2K Adv Server.
    >>
    >> Does somebody know how to schedule a job to erase a tape everyday with

    >this
    >> version?
    >>
    >> Thanks in advance,
    >> Best regards,
    >> Robert.

    >
    >



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