Creating a backup job
|Article:HOWTO13640|||||Created: 2008-01-05|||||Updated: 2008-01-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13640|
You can automate the creation of recovery points with a daily, weekly, or monthly schedule. If you create a recovery point set (instead of an independent recovery point), you can also associate it with certain events. For example, when a user logs on or off of a computer, you can have incremental recovery points created.
By default, file names for scheduled independent recovery points or recovery point sets are appended with 001.v2i, 002.v2i, and so forth. File names for incremental recovery points within a set are appended with _i001.iv2i, _i002.iv2i, and so forth. For example, if your base recovery point were called C_Drive001.v2i, the first incremental recovery point would be called C_Drive001_i001.iv2i.
To create a backup job
If you want to define a backup job for two or more computers, click All Mounted Drives on Selected Computers. The job protects all drives that exist on the client computers (does not include hidden and unmounted drives).
Sometimes a selected drive letter is not available for backing up on a particular client computer. The drive has been deleted or the entire hard disk has been removed from the client computer since Backup Exec System Recovery was installed. In such cases, when the recovery point is created, it does not include the drive.
From the list, select a local target folder relative to the managed computers. If a local target folder is not available from the list, click Create new destination to specify a local path to the folder.
From the list, select a network share. If a network share is not available from the list, click Create new destination to specify the UNC path to the folder. You need to specify the user name and password to access the location with create, read, and write privileges.
If there is not be enough space at the destination where the recovery point is stored, the backup fails. Also, an error is reported in the Home Page view.
You should avoid storing recovery points on the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server. As the number or size of recovery points grows, you have less disk space available for regular server use. When you save recovery points to a separate drive or a network location, it eliminates this problem.
The new subfolders are given the same names as each client computer that is backed up. For example, if you have two client computers, one named "RicksLaptop" and the other named "MyLaptop, the new subfolders are named \RicksLaptop and \MyLaptop.
External drives relative to the managed client computer, such as USB or FireWire locations, are supported offsite copy destinations. Be sure that the external drives are attached before the backup begins.
Check the scheduling options for how you want the backup job to run when it is assigned to computers. The available scheduling options depend on the backup type you selected at the start of the wizard.
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