Best practices for Backup Exec 2010 Advanced Open File Option
|Article:HOWTO21795|||||Created: 2010-01-27|||||Updated: 2010-09-24|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21795|
Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use the Advanced Open File Option effectively. For more information about the Advanced Open File Option, see the Backup Exec 2010 Administrator's Guide.
The following best practices are for using the Advanced Open File Option (AOFO):
Configure AOFO to use the hardware manufacturer's technology if you want to use Hitachi's Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) provider with dynamic disks. On the AOFO Backup Job Properties dialog box, select the option Hardware - use technology provided by hardware manufacturer.
Ensure that there is enough free disk space on at least one volume to cache the data that changes during the backup job. Changed data can include user files, system files, and the NTFS Master File Table (MFT). The majority of the MFT changes during the backup.
Let AOFO have exclusive use of a disk as the Symantec Volume Snapshot Provider (VSP) cache file location. Do not allow any user data on this disk, and do not back it up. Specify this disk as the location of the AOFO cache file.
Let Backup Exec automatically calculate the size and location of the cache file for each backup. Use caution if you manually enter a specific size for the VSP cache file. The size that you specify is used regardless of the size of the volume being backed up. The job can fail if the VSP cache file is too small.
Use the database agents to include Microsoft SQL or Exchange databases in a volume-level AOFO backup of Microsoft SQL or Exchange servers. Otherwise, the SQL or Exchange databases are excluded from the backup.
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