Backing up server groups

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Backing up server groups

Creating server groups can help you to manage and monitor the servers on your network. You can also back up entire server groups at once.

See About server groups.

See About backing up data.

Before you create a backup definition, you must configure storage and add servers to the list of servers.

See About the Configure Storage wizard.

See About the list of servers.

To back up server groups

  1. On the Backup and Restore tab, in the Views group, click Groups.

  2. Click Enable.

  3. In the Groups pane, right-click the server group that you want to back up.

  4. On the Backup menu, select the backup option that you want to use.

    See Backup menu options.

  5. In the Name field, type a unique name for the backup definition.


    When you back up data from multiple servers, Backup Exec appends the server name to the text you enter in the Name field. Backup Exec uses the server name and the text you entered to create unique names for each backup definition.

  6. Do any of the following:

    To test or edit the credentials that Backup Exec uses to access backup selections

    In the Selections box, click Test/Edit Credentials.

    See About testing or editing credentials for jobs.

    To change the backup selections

    In the Selections box, click Edit.

    See About selecting data to back up .

    To add a stage to the backup definition

    In the Backup box, click Add Stage.

    See About stages.

    To modify the job settings

    In the Backup box, click Edit.

    See About backup job settings.

  7. When you are finished configuring the backup definition, click OK on the Backup Properties dialog box.

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