edbrunelle Posted March 14, 2002 Report Share Posted March 14, 2002 I have a problem and I would like your advice on solving it: I have a central WIN2K server running Retrospect server with 400GB of disk for storage area and a HP DLT1/9 40/80 GB Tape Library. In addition I have about 200 PCs (170 desktop/30 laptop) in the facility to backup. Due to space restrictions, we are limiting each PC to about 2GB of dump storage each. If I put all the users in one gigantic backup set, that will work until I take an Archive dump from disk to tape to reset the backup set. At this time, everyone will attempt to take a complete dump. On a first come, first served basis and assuming 45 Mins to do each dump, it could take up to 150 Hours (6+ days) before the last poor soul gets dumped again. To get around this problem, I wish to create five backup sets with about 40 users and 80 GB storage in each. Each weekend, I will Archive dump one ot the backup sets from disk to tape and allow the set to reset. Then it will take only about 30 Hours (1+ day) to get everyone backed up again. It the dump occurs over the weekend then just about all of the desktops will be backup during the weekend timeframe. Does this sound like a reasonable proposal or is there something else which might work better? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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