About adding computers with existing installations of Backup Exec System Recovery

Article:HOWTO13665  |  Created: 2008-01-05  |  Updated: 2013-10-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO13665
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About adding computers with existing installations of Backup Exec System Recovery

Backup Exec System Recovery Manager 8.5 supports the backup management of existing installations of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x and 7.0 on client computers. To bring such computers under backup management, you need to install Management Control 8.x using an Easy Installer.

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After Management Control is installed, it publishes information back to the Backup Exec System Recovery Manager server and the following occurs:

  • Any user-defined backup jobs on the client computer or existing recovery point information gets imported to Backup Exec System Recovery Manager and appears in the console.

    • If the backup job specifies a network destination for saving the recovery points, you must reconcile the destination. You reconcile the destination by specifying the proper network credentials in Backup Exec System Recovery Manager. The backup job becomes functional in Backup Exec System Recovery Manager and continues to store recovery points on the designated network share. Otherwise, you can choose to delete the destination and any backup jobs that are associated with it. You can then create or assign a new backup job for the affected computers.

      See Reconciling a recovery point network destination for an imported backup job.

    • If the backup job includes the use of a recovery point password, you must reconcile the job from the console by specifying the correct password. The backup job becomes functional in Backup Exec System Recovery Manager and continues to apply password protection to recovery points. Otherwise, you can choose to delete the backup job, and then assign a new backup job to the affected computers.

      See Reconciling recovery point passwords or command files for an imported backup job.

    • If the imported recovery points were created with password protection, you must reconcile each recovery point in the console by specifying the original password. It ensures that the imported recovery points are accessible from Backup Exec System Recovery Manager. It also ensures that you can restore a recovery point with the password, if necessary.

      See Reconciling passwords for imported recovery points.

  • Any command files that are associated with imported jobs are not copied to the server. Instead, you must edit the backup job. You can either specify the necessary command files that you want to run or remove the files from the backup job.

    See Reconciling recovery point passwords or command files for an imported backup job.

In the console, you can segregate Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x and 7.0 client computers. Turn on the Backup Exec System Recovery Version column on the Manage page.

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