The following best practices are recommended:
A separate backup template for the baseline backup is optional. If you want the destination device for the baseline backup to be different from that of the recurring incremental backups, or if you want the baseline job to run at a different time than the recurring incremental backups, you must create a separate backup template for a full backup job to be the baseline backup.
Make sure that none of the synthetic backup-related job templates, that is, the baseline backup template, the recurring incremental backup template, and the synthetic backup template, are run at the same time. You can use template rules to enforce when these templates are allowed to run.
If a volume contains a lot of hard links or has SIS (Single Instance Storage) enabled, you should not select the Use the Microsoft Change Journal if available option. When the modification of these files is detected, Backup Exec reverts to performing backups without using the Change Journal, and backups could require more time.