Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 Continuous Protection Server (CPS)

Article:HOWTO21794  |  Created: 2010-01-27  |  Updated: 2011-06-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21794
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Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 Continuous Protection Server

Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use Backup Exec Continuous Protection Server (CPS) effectively. For more information about CPS, see the Continuous Protection Server Administration Guide.

The following best practices help you to use snapshots with CPS:

  • Use a separate, dedicated hard drive for Shadow Copies. This practice helps to ensure that snapshots are not lost due to activity on the hard drive where the snapshot resides.

  • Use Backup Exec to back up the CPS Shadow Copy Components to tape regularly. This practice preserves the data in the current CPS snapshots.

  • Adjust the CPS snapshot schedule to best use the disk resources.

The following best practices help you to use Backup Exec to back up CPS Agent data:

  • Ensure that all CPS backup operations are complete before you back up the CPS Agent data with Backup Exec. This practice helps you avoid failed jobs.

  • Do not schedule CPS to create snapshots while you back up the CPS Agent data with Backup Exec.

The following best practices help to improve the performance of CPS:

  • Configure memory usage for applications instead of for the default system cache.

    For more information, see the following document:

    http://support.veritas.com/docs/277876

  • Ensure that the \CPS\Journals folder is located on a partition that does not contain the data that is selected for replication.

  • Ensure that all real-time antivirus scanning applications on CPS servers are configured to exclude the \CPS\Journals folder and the \CPS\Index folder.


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