Best practices for using Backup Exec 2014 with server clusters

Article:HOWTO74445  |  Created: 2012-03-07  |  Updated: 2014-07-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74445
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Best practices for using Backup Exec 2014 with server clusters

Best practices include tips and recommendations to help you use Backup Exec effectively in a clustered environment. For more information about Backup Exec and clustered environments, see the Backup Exec 2014 Administrator's Guide.

The following best practices apply when you use Backup Exec in clustered environments:

  • To prevent possible loss of data in failover situations, Symantec recommends that you use the backup method Incremental - Using modified time when you configure backup jobs. Do not use the backup method, Incremental - Using archive bit (reset archive bit).

When you apply Backup Exec patches to clustered Backup Exec servers or to a central administration server, Symantec recommends the following to prevent possible data loss:

  • Use the Microsoft Cluster Administrator to set each of the clustered Backup Exec services so that they do not automatically restart after a failure occurs. By doing that, you prevent the cluster from changing nodes in the event of a failure.

    After you finish applying the patches, you should reset each of the clustered Backup Exec services so that they restart after a failure occurs.



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