Best practices for Backup Exec 2012 installation
|Article:HOWTO74426|||||Created: 2012-03-07|||||Updated: 2012-03-07|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74426|
Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you install or upgrade Symantec Backup Exec 2012 more effectively. For more information about installing Backup Exec, see the Backup Exec 2012 Administrator's Guide.
The following best practices are for preparing to install or upgrade Backup Exec:
Use only standard ANSI characters for the computer name of the computer on which you want to install Backup Exec. You may receive errors if you install Backup Exec on a computer with a name that uses non-standard characters.
Ensure that the most recent version of Microsoft.NET framework is installed on the computer on which you want to install Backup Exec. Installing the .NET framework expedites Backup Exec's installation process.
Upgrade the central administration server first if you perform a rolling upgrade in an existing Central Admin Server Option (CASO) environment. Upgrade the managed Backup Exec servers as soon as possible afterwards.
Run the Environment Check Utility. The Environment Check Utility automatically runs during local installations. Symantec recommends that you also run the utility for remote installations. You should address all warnings and errors before you install Backup Exec.
The following best practices are for during the installation process and the upgrade process:
The following best practices are for after the installation process or the upgrade process:
Monitor your disk space regularly to prevent disk space problems. Backup Exec's space requirements vary depending on usage and installed options. The requirements in the Administrator's Guide do not include space estimates for the Simplified Disaster Recovery files, catalogs, or job logs, for example.
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