Backup Exec 2012 job status 'Rule Blocked'

Article:TECH187702  |  Created: 2012-04-30  |  Updated: 2012-12-04  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH187702
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



Incremental or Differential backup jobs shows status as 'Rule Blocked'


Error



No specific error message but Incremental or Differential backup jobs shows status as 'Rule Blocked'.


Cause



As we know if we take Incremental or Differential backups of a resource without the latest Full backup, Those incremental or Differential backup sets will not be helpfull in a restore situation.

Backup Exec 2012 doesnot perform a Incremental or a Differential backup unless a Full backup of the resource is performed earlier. Hence it shows its status as 'Rule Blocked'


Solution



To resolve the issue, We need to perform a Full backup of the resource before we setup the Incremental or Differential backups.

Once the First Full backup is successfully performed for the resource, the status of the Incremental or Differential backups will change to 'Scheduled'




Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH187702


Terms of use for this information are found in Legal Notices