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Status: In Review
After upgrading or patching a Backup Exec server, it's recommened that we reinstall the agents.  It's easy to do this with the Push Install - however it's a pain to have to manually enter the name of every single server. I'd like to have an option to re-push to all existing agents.  Perhaps a button to populate the push list with all servers with scheduled jobs.  Perhaps an "previously installed agents" list that can be added with a single button or selection. At any ...
Suggested: 03 Jun 2009 by MitchR | 3 comments - last comment 19 Nov 2009 by BE-Billy
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Status: Partially Implemented
If I have a backup job scheduled, that has successfully run in the past, use that job's totals for an estimated % done of the next run. For example, if yesterday I had a 100gb backup job, assume that this job will take 100gb as well, and show the % complete while the job is running. Maybe display in the format of "50% (est) ".   Maybe even check only the previous successful run, to keep it fast.
Suggested: 27 May 2009 by MitchR | 5 comments - last comment 02 May 2013 by stenorman2001
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I would like to see an option in the SSR 2001 Management Solution for configuring a backup policy for specific files and folders on target machines.  Currently the only option is to back up full drives.
Suggested: 17 Jul 2012 by lesgram | 2 comments - last comment 11 Feb 2013 by Mavrommatis Anastasios
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In Backup Exec sometimes there are jobs which run over a time of 30 to 40 hours. Many time there happens to be need where we have to do some maintenance on the server and so have to cancel this long running active job. This waste the time of the user as that cancelled job is no good... So have to restart the entire job again. So there could be one enhancement in Backup Exec and also in Backup Exec System Recovery where user will get a feature to PAUSE the active job and then start/ resume ...
Suggested: 11 Mar 2011 by Sush... | 16 comments - last comment 23 May 2014 by Sush...
+7 7 Votes
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Status: In Review
I found MS workload posters on portal informative... was thinking if we can get similar kinda for sym products we deal with...
Suggested: 01 May 2012 by captain jack sparrow | 10 comments - last comment 28 Dec 2013 by captain jack sparrow
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Currently when Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 2010 emails you about a backup job, the least you can distil the messages down to is 3, 1 to say it started, 1 to say it completed and 1 to say it deleted the old backup. On your average server with a manufactures hidden partition, one for the OS and one for the data or apps this result in 7 emails just to tell you it completed sucesfully. Now this is not nessisarily a bad thing but it would be nice to have the option to only get the 1 ...
Suggested: 07 Jan 2011 by PCJunky | 2 comments - last comment 27 Jan 2013 by pelumu
+7 7 Votes
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How about a website for customers to register their product by using the serial number, and incase of a problem, providing an option to create a Service Request online by using his unique userId. For partners, to manage all their customers with a single login.
Suggested: 15 Dec 2010 by Kiran Bandi | 3 comments - last comment 22 Jan 2011 by Merv
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BESR 2010 does not handle removable media such as USB or removable SATA drives in a usable manner. Workarounds to share the destination folder and perform the backup to a UNC share do not work reliably and are prone to errors. We have managed to overcome these to a degree by using a junction point to the removable drives but it this is a fudge for doing what should be a simple job. The problem lies in the fact that BESR treats each removable disk as a separate backup destination, if a ...
Suggested: 15 Apr 2010 by Ian Foulds | 3 comments - last comment 26 Mar 2013 by CliveE
+7 7 Votes
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Status: In Review
In BESR, remote file copy almost only proposes FTP. FTP is an non-secure protocol, so why not include (easy to do, all web/file copy programs are doing it) : SCP (Secure Copy) SFTP (Secure FTP) Well it would be really necessary nowadays to provide such secure remote file copy protocols. Here I know lots of providers that stop providing unsecure FTP for security reasons, therefore I'm surprised that the #1 security company only provides insecure FTP ;-) Hope it helps !
Suggested: 30 Jan 2010 by magix | 2 comments - last comment 25 Aug 2010 by magix
+7 7 Votes
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We have had several instances that a System Recovery job is missed for various reasons, hard drive gets full, third party app conflicts, etc. However, we are not notified by email alerts concerning this. It requires physically looking at the server to know if a backup has been missed, and this has gone on for a week in some cases. If there was a problem during that time, then System Recovery data is a week ago and this becomes VERY PROBLEMATIC. We request an option to be alerted about a ...
Suggested: 11 Aug 2009 by The Zone | 2 comments - last comment 13 Sep 2012 by Chris Riley
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