Creating recovery point destinations

Article:HOWTO13648  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13648
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Creating recovery point destinations

On the Manage page of the console, you can define destinations where you want to store recovery points by client computers. A recovery point destination that you define is saved and made available in the following places:

  • Define Backup wizard.

  • One-time Backup wizard.

  • Destinations tab on the Manage page.

By defining recovery point destinations separate from jobs and computers, you can see how many computers have backed up to a given destination. You can also optimize the network load balance during a job.

You define a recovery point destination by typing a local folder path, UNC path, or IP address, or by browsing a particular network domain.

Note:
When you specify a local folder path as a recovery point destination, the path corresponds to the drive that is found on the managed client computer. It is not the path on the computer where you are running the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager console.

You can also define FTP destinations for exclusive use with Offsite Copy in a backup job.

If you use Symantec Backup Exec, you can use the same remote Backup Exec server location that is defined in Symantec Backup Exec.

About managing recovery point destinations

To create recovery point destinations

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

  2. On the Tasks menu, click Create Destination.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Type a UNC path to a network share. Make sure the UNC path is preceded with double backslash characters "\\".

    • Type the IP address path to a network share. Make sure the IP address path is preceded with double backslash characters "\\".

    • Type an FTP path that you can use with Offsite Copy.

    • Type a local folder path. The local folder path you specify is relative to the managed client computer. It is not the folder path on the computer where you are running the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager console. Go to step 5.

      Local folder paths do not get indexed by the Backup Exec Retrieve Indexing component; only network share paths are indexed.

    • Click Browse to locate a destination on a network domain.

  4. If you typed a path to a network share, set the following options:

    Network Credentials

    In the Network credentials group box, type the user name and password for logging on to the storage location.

    Check Validate network location (default) to verify that the specified user name and password to the network location are valid. (Not available if you specified an FTP path.)

    Enable Backup Exec Retrieve indexing

    Check this option to turn on the Indexing Server component of Backup Exec Retrieve. The Indexing Server component indexes all the files inside a recovery point, at the specified network share path. Indexed files let remote users search and recover files by a variety of methods. For example, you can search by name, versions, or recent activity by way of Backup Exec Retrieve's Web-based interface.

    This optional feature is available only when you specify a recovery point destination on a network share.

    See About configuring Backup Exec Retrieve.

    Index Server

    From the list, select the Indexing Server that you want to use.

    Note:
    If you enable Backup Exec Retrieve indexing and there are no Index Servers available from the list, you need to first install Index Server on a computer.


  5. Click OK.

    The new destination is listed in the Destinations tab of the Manage page.


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