Posted by: Nathan Simon
IT professional, Microsoft Windows, Storage
By default a backup to disk folder is setup to have a maximum size for backup-to-disk files of 1GB and a maximum of 100 of these. Well what happens if you have a backup of say 265 GB’s? It will eventually have written 100, 1GB files, thus provoking backup exec to ask for another drive(which may confuse many)
What you do is you double check you Backup-to-Disk Folder Settings under the devices tab.
You will notice the points below
- Maximum size for backup-to-disk files was set to 1GB
- Maximum number of backup sets per backup-to-disk file was 100
Change them to these settings
- set Max size to 100GB (if NTFS; if Fat32 max size will only be 4GB; at which point I would set the max number of backup-to-disk files much higher)
- set Max number to 4
These settings will allow up to 400gb backups after compression, thats about 850gb of Data. Set the 2 above settings to whatever your system can handle, just make sure you account for enough space!