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Backup Exec 12.5 For Newbies and Lowbies

Created: 30 Nov 2009
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Hi everyone,

Being new to the role of admin as well as Backup Exec 12.5 and finding both "interesting" (reads as challenging) I have decided to start this blog.

In it I'm going to track my path from Newbie status, through Lowbie status to hopefully becoming Elite.

So far learning about Backup Exec has been rather frustrating, there is very little information out there for an admin at my level. This is not a whinge-fest just an observation and I think Symantec would do well to encourage the next generation of admins.

That said, here are some details to fill you in. I have 2 identical servers, brand-spanking-new HP ML150 G6's each with 8 GIG's of RAM and 500GB drives. 1 is located at a live site, the other at a remote site. My mission is to backup the required info at the live site and restore it to the server at the remote site.

This just cant be that hard, I can do it with a USB key, so why not with several thousand dollars worth of hardware? The reason is easy: My level of knowledge is just way too low.

Right now I am still leraning about inventorying and cataloging media, which is also confusing me (did I mention my level of knowledge?). 

So that is what I'm focusing on tonight.