VIDEO: NetBackup Support Screencast Demo: Configuring a Standalone NetBackup Exchange Client to Back Up to Itself as a Media Server

Article:HOWTO41883  |  Created: 2011-01-21  |  Updated: 2013-10-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO41883
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The video linked to is a part of the NetBackup Support Screencast Demo Video series.  It demonstrates Configuring a Standalone NetBackup Exchange Client to Back Up to Itself as a Media Server.
 
The video can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Configuring a Standalone NetBackup Exchange Client to Back Up to Itself as a Media Server
 
TRANSCRIPT OF VIDEO:
 
Welcome to the NetBackup Support Screencast Demo Video series.
 
These videos deliver how to demonstrations in a variety of NetBackup functions.
 
They assume fundamental NetBackup knowledge.
 
If you need basic NetBackup training, please go to http://education.symantec.com where you will be able to find a listing of instructor-led classroom training as well as self-paced computer-based courses for NetBackup.
 
This video is Configuring a Standalone NetBackup Exchange Client to Back Up to Itself as a Media Server.
 
Please note that for this demonstration, we will be using a master server running NetBackup 7.0.1 on Windows 2003 R2 SP2. Additionally, we also have a stand-alone, Exchange 2007 system running Windows 2008 R2. It has both the NetBackup  client and media server software installed at version 7.0.1.
 
This video does not apply to:
Clustered Exchange Media Servers
 
There are three steps for changing an existing Exchange client to a media server.
 
First, installing the NetBackup media server software, which is not covered in this video.
 
Secondly, configuring a new storage unit for the Exchange system, which is also not covered in this video.
 
And, thirdly, configuring an existing policy to use the new storage unit.
 
We double-click on the Exchange backup policy, and under the Attributes tab we change the Policy storage dropdown from the Disk Storage Unit (DSU) on the master/media server to the newly configured DSU for the media server running on the Exchange server. We then click OK to save the policy changes.
 
With the policy change in place, it is time to run the backup. We right click on the newly created policy, and choose Manual Backup which brings up the Manual Backup dialog box. Now we click OK to start the backup, and OK again for the popup notification that a backup has started. 
 
We click on Activity Monitor and can see a backup job has launched. We double-click on the backup job, and under the Job Overview tab we note the Client host name. Under the Detailed Status tab we see the same client host name for the Media server, as well information in the details that show us the DSU for the media server running on the Exchange server. 
 
And here we see the backup job has completed successfully, with a blue man and a status 0.
 
Any final status other than 0 should be considered an unsuccessful Exchange backup and the cause should be investigated. Such a backup cannot be relied upon for a restore.
 
Length: 2:44
 
The video can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Configuring a Standalone NetBackup Exchange Client to Back Up to Itself as a Media Server
 



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