I was wondering why my backups to tape are not saving the latest restore point.
We are doing forever incremental backups to disk and keep 23 restore points.
I am scheduling monthly backup to tape and want to backup only latest full backup.
However if I schedule the job to run at the end of the month it is usually backing up the restore point which is 1 week old.
For example I ran a test backup to tape today for the group called DMZ which has latest restore point from today (01/12)
Here is the screen of the job
Here is the log after backup to tape completed
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01/12/2016 11:23:27 :: Building source backup files list started at 01/12/2016 11:23
01/12/2016 11:23:28 :: Full backup from DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vib (26/11/2016 00:00:00) restore point will be placed to media set
01/12/2016 11:23:28 :: New DMZ2016-11-01T024853.vbk restore point will be placed to media set
01/12/2016 11:23:29 :: Source backup files detected. VBK: 1, VBK map: 1, VIB: 0
01/12/2016 11:23:29 :: Creating full backup map for D:\Backups\DMZ\DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vib
01/12/2016 11:24:03 :: Queued for processing at 01/12/2016 11:24:03
01/12/2016 11:24:03 :: Required backup infrastructure resources have been assigned
01/12/2016 11:24:06 :: Drive 1 (Server: JUPITER, Library: DELL TL1000 LTO7, Drive ID: Tape1) locked successfully
01/12/2016 11:24:24 :: Current tape is November
01/12/2016 11:24:39 :: New tape backup session started, encryption: disabled
01/12/2016 11:24:49 :: Processing full backups started at 12/01/2016 11:23:26
01/12/2016 11:24:50 :: Processing DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vbk
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: 0 directories and 2 files backed up
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: Busy: Source 0% > Proxy 4% > Network 0% > Target 70%
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: Primary bottleneck: Target
01/12/2016 11:37:04 :: Network traffic verification detected no corrupted blocks
01/12/2016 11:37:05 :: Processing finished at 01/12/2016 11:37:04
As visible from the log it saved the DMZ from 26/11 rather than 01/12.
My question is why is it not saving the latest restore point to tape and instead it is choosing the one from 26/11 (DMZ2016-11-26T022232.vbk) ?