About the default Backup Exec logon account

Article:HOWTO22458  |  Created: 2010-01-30  |  Updated: 2011-05-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO22458
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About the default Backup Exec logon account

The default Backup Exec logon account enables you to browse, make selections, or restore data. The first time you start Backup Exec, you must specify a default Backup Exec logon account using the Logon Account Wizard. You can select an existing Backup Exec logon account or create a new one.

You can create multiple Backup Exec logon accounts; however, each Backup Exec user can only have one default Backup Exec logon account.

Your default Backup Exec logon account enables you to perform the following:

  • Browse resources. Your default Backup Exec logon account enables you to browse local and remote resources when you create backup jobs. To browse resources, each user must have a default Backup Exec logon account that is associated with their user account. The Backup Exec logon account does not have to be the same user name as the user that is used to log on to Backup Exec.

    For example, you are logged on to a media server named MEDIASERVER as the local Windows administrator. When you start Backup Exec, you are prompted to create a default Backup Exec logon account for the local administrator because one does not exist. You can create a Backup Exec logon account for the local administrator that has the credentials for a domain administrator. The Backup Exec logon account will have the following properties:

    User name: DOMAIN\Administrator

    Description: MEDIASERVER\Administrator Default Account

    Owner: MEDIASERVER\Administrator

    When you change your default Backup Exec logon account, you can use your new default Backup Exec logon account to browse resources immediately; you do not have to restart your system in order for the changes take effect.

  • Make backup selections. You can select a different Backup Exec logon account when you make selections for backup. If your default logon account does not have rights, the Logon Account Selection dialog box appears and enables you to create or select a different Backup Exec logon account. You can also change the Backup Exec logon account when making backup selections using the Connect As command in the context menu.

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  • Restore. You can assign Backup Exec logon accounts to resources when you create restore jobs. The default Backup Exec logon account is used unless you choose a different Backup Exec logon account when you create the restore job, in Resource Credentials in the Restore Job Properties.

See Changing your default Backup Exec logon account

See About Backup Exec restricted logon accounts


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