Best settings for Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) client with Backup Exec for Windows Server version 12.x

Article:TECH105418  |  Created: 2008-01-17  |  Updated: 2008-01-10  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105418
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



After installing SEP version 11.x client, backup jobs run slower.

Symptoms
Backup Exec jobs run 30 - 40% slower after installing Symantec Endpoint Protection.



Solution



Disable Network Drive Scanning:
    1. Click the Policies Tab.
    2. Click Antivirus and Antispyware.
    3. Click the policy you would like to modify and then click Edit the Policy.
    4. Click File System Auto-Protect.
    5. Under Network Settings, uncheck Network.
    6. Click OK.
    7. Assign the policy by clicking Assign the Policy, then check each group to which the policy should apply.
    8. Click Assign, then click Yes.

Disable "Scan when a file is backed up" and change scan of files only when modified:
    1. Click the Policies Tab.
    2. Click Antivirus and Antispyware.
    3. Click the policy you would like to modify and then click Edit the Policy.
    4. Click File System Auto-Protect.
    5. Under "Scanning" click on Advanced Scanning and Monitoring...
    6. Uncheck "Scan when a file is backed up"
    7. Check "Scan when a file is modified"
    8. Click OK to close "Advanced Scanning and Monitoring"
    9. Click OK to close "Antivirus and Antispyware Policy" saving the settings
    10. Assign the policy by clicking Assign the Policy, then check each group to which the policy should apply.
    11. Click Assign, then click Yes





Create centralized exception for .sv2i file extension:
  1. Select the Policy tab in the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
  2. Under "View Policies" select Centralized Exceptions.
  3. In the "Available Tasks" select Add a Centralized Exception policy...
  4. A window will open to allow you to define the policy. Provide a descriptive name and a description of the policy you are adding.
  5. Select Centralized Exceptions. Click the Add button and select: "Security Risk Exceptions > Extensions"
  6. Type sv2i in the edit box and click Add to insert the specified file extension.
  7. Click OK to close "Add security risk exception extensions"
  8. Click OK to close "Centralized exception Policy" saving changes
  9. Assign the policy when requested or by clicking Assign the Policy, then check each group to which the policy should apply.







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