About discovering data to back up
|Article:HOWTO73356|||||Created: 2012-03-02|||||Updated: 2012-03-16|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO73356|
Backup Exec's option detects backup content within a Windows or Active Directory domain. The data discovery operation searches for server volumes, databases, or any application data that has not been backed up yet.
By default, the data discovery operation runs at noon every day. It also runs each time the Backup Exec services are restarted. Backup Exec cancels the operation if it is still running after four hours. You can disable the operation or change the default settings in the global Backup Exec settings.
Theoption performs three main tasks:
When the data discovery operation discovers top-level computers or computer contents, it adds them to the Credentials pane on the Backup and Restore tab. The operation updates any information about the computers or computer contents and their backup status. You can view information about backup sources on the Credentials pane.
If the operation discovers any servers that do not have an Agent for Windows installed on them, Backup Exec sends you an alert. You can add the servers to the list of servers by using the Add a Server Wizard. After you add the servers to the list of servers, you can back them up and monitor them.
The data discovery operation searches for any instances of the Agent for Windows on your network. When it finds an Agent for Windows, the operation checks the version to make sure that it is up to date. If an Agent for Windows is not up to date with the most recent version, Backup Exec sends you an alert.
The data discovery operation only discovers the servers that meet the following criteria:
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