About backing up Archiving Option components

Article:HOWTO23783  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-11-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23783
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About backing up Archiving Option components

You can select any or all of the Archiving Option components for backup. If you select all of the components for backup in the same job, recovery time is faster. However, if you create multiple backup jobs for the components, the backup jobs run faster.

The Archiving Option components that you can select in the backup selections view are described in the following table, along with recommendations for backup:

Table: Backing up Archiving Option components

Component

Description

Archiving Option Components

Archiving Option Components contain all of the components that are associated with the Archiving Option. Symantec recommends that you select Archiving Option Components to back up all of the Archiving Option environment.

Backup Exec Archiving Site

The Backup Exec Archiving Site is a logical representation of an installation of the Archiving Option. A media server can have only one Archiving Site. If you select this component for backup, the Directory database is also automatically backed up.

Directory database

The Directory database is a Microsoft SQL Server database that contains configuration data and information about the archives.

After the database is populated, the amount of data in the Directory database changes very little over time.

You should back up the Directory database after you add or remove any Archiving Option component. You should also back up the Directory database if you change the location of any component. Configuration changes can include creating vault stores, creating vault store partitions, and changing vault store partition statuses.

Index location

The index location stores all of the archived data content that is indexed to enable fast searching and retrieval of archived items. The indexing data is stored in index files in the location that is specified when the Archiving Option is installed.

You should back up the index location on a regular basis.

Vault store group

The vault store group is a logical entity. If you select it for backup, all of the vault databases, vault store partitions, and the fingerprint databases are backed up. Because these components are closely related, you should consider selecting the vault store group to back up all of these components together.

Fingerprint databases

The fingerprint databases contains the single instance storage-related information for all of the vault stores in the vault store group.

If you enable single instance storage of archived items, you should back up the fingerprint databases on a regular basis.

See About single instance storage of archived items.

Vault store

The vault store is a logical entity. If you select it for backup, all of the vault databases and the vault store partitions are backed up.

All partitions

A vault store partition represents the physical location where the archived items are stored. A vault store can contain one or more vault store partitions. If you select All Partitions for backup, then all of the vault store partitions in the vault store are selected for backup.

Note:

When you back up an open partition, the vault store database is automatically backed up.

You should back up the vault store partitions on a regular basis.

See About vault store partitions in the Archiving Option.

Vault store databases

The vault store databases are the Microsoft SQL Server databases that contain configuration data and information about the archives. Each vault store has an associated database. Each vault store database contains an entry for each item that is archived in the associated vault store. If an item is deleted from the archive, then the references to it are deleted from the vault store database.

You should back up the vault store databases on a regular basis.

You can also back up and restore the Archiving Option components from a remote media server on which license keys are not installed.

See About backing up and restoring the Archiving Option components from a remote media server

See Backing up Archiving Option components

See Editing default settings for archive jobs

See About consistency checks for Archiving Option databases.


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