It has been quite some time since Backup Exec 2012 has been launched but there is one option which was not discussed or highlighted in any documentation, i.e. ‘Make This a Required Selection’
This option is available when we right click on any backup selection (directories or sub-directories) while creating a backup job.
What is this option for?
Considering an environment where multiple Administrators login to Backup Exec. One Administrator wants to notify other administrators- How important any particular backup selection is, and not to modify or exclude those [Required] backup selection, he can simply right click and choose ‘Make This a Required Selection’.
When the option ‘Make This a Required Selection’ is selected for any directory or sub-directory the directory or sub-directory will start showing with [Required] beside it.
This will make the other Administrators aware that, this directory or sub-directory is important and required to be backed up.
Note: This option does not make any difference to the other selected directories or sub-directories during the backup. All the selected directories or sub-directories will be backed-up whether or not any selection is marked as [Required].