Configuring a Backup Exec for Windows Servers backup job

Article:HOWTO13607  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13607
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Configuring a Backup Exec for Windows Servers backup job

Using Backup Exec System Recovery Manager, you can create backup jobs that back up client computers, and then store the resulting recovery points on a network share (the recovery point storage location). You can then back up (to tape, for example) the recovery point location using the Configure Backup Exec Job Wizard within Backup Exec System Recovery Manager. This wizard is a finite version of the full Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers command line applet.

For complete documentation on the various script file switches and entries that are used in the wizard, refer to the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Command Line Applet User's Guide for the version you have installed (10d or 11d).

Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers must already be installed and started before you can create a backup using the Configure Backup Exec Job Wizard in Backup Exec System Recovery Manager.

The first time you configure a Backup Exec for Windows Servers job, certain files must be imported onto the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server. These files are necessary to integrate Backup Exec System Recovery Manager with the version of Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers that you have installed.

See Importing Backup Exec for Windows Servers files.

When you are finished with the wizard, the resulting job is stored on the Backup Exec for Windows Servers server and appears in the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Administration Console. You can use the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager console to view existing Backup Exec for Windows Servers backup jobs that you have created.

See Viewing existing Backup Exec for Windows Servers backup jobs.

To edit the job, use the Backup Exec for Windows Servers Administration Console.

Note:
Backup Exec 11d for Windows Servers files are backward compatible with Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers. Therefore, you can configure, run, and delete backup jobs on either version. However, Backup Exec 10d for Windows Servers files are compatible with version 10d only.

To configure a Backup Exec for Windows Servers backup job

  1. On the Manage page, in the right pane, click the Destinations tab.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • On the Tasks menu, click Backup Exec for Windows Servers > Configure.

    • Select a network destination path in the table, and then click Backup Exec for Windows Servers > Configure.

      See Creating recovery point destinations.

  3. If the Import Backup Exec for Windows Servers files dialog box appears, select the product version whose files you want to upload to the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server.

    If you have already imported the necessary files for the version you are running, you can go to Step 5.

  4. In the Location text box, specify the folder path to the requested Backup Exec for Windows Servers files, and then click Next.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • To make changes to your selections, click Back.

    • Review the listed product and files, and then click Finish to copy the files to the server.

      The Backup Exec Definition Properties dialog box appears.

  6. Specify the source, destination, and settings options.

  7. When you finish, click Run Now.


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