This topic provides information to help you configure backup schedules. More specifically, it helps you understand how frequently you should perform full, incremental, and cumulative backups when backing up Enterprise Vault components. In addition, this information reminds you that there are certain backups that you should not schedule to run at the same time.
Symantec has the following recommendations when you plan your backup schedules:
You should perform at least one weekly full backup and daily incremental backups for all Enterprise Vault components. In addition, Symantec recommends that you perform one or two cumulative backups each week. You can monitor the size of the incremental backups to help you decide how many cumulative backups you should schedule. The greater the size of the incremental backups, the greater the need to perform two cumulative backups.
As you determine the schedules of your backups, you should be careful that you do not overlap certain backups. For example, do not allow a directory database backup window to overlap with the backup window of an open partition or index locations backup.