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Add Server to Group

Created: 21 Apr 2013 • Updated: 21 Apr 2013 | 3 comments
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Backup exec 2012. I am using Groups. I can create a group, add a dozen Servers to it and create jobs. All works well. I can then go and edit the jobs as a group to change destinations, times, etc and all is good.

My issue is when you add another Server to the group. It does not pickup the Groups backups nor can you include it in the existing backups. I can certainly create backups just for this one Server but when i go to "Edit Backup" for the group I do not see the new Server.

Is adding a Server to a Group supported?

Do I need to remove all backups for the group and create a new one? This is really easy to do but i lose any individual Server changes like exclusions.



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pkh's picture

Using groups is meant as a stop-gap measure because the change to server-centric is too sudden.  It does not cater for what you are looking for.

scott.tkit's picture

Thank pkh. As suspected. No job centric support in the upcoming beta either. Do you know if the SP2 beta will add more functionality to the Group concept? 

pkh's picture

I am not sure whether the group concept would be further refined.  I do know that for the release after SP2, you would be able to backup multiple servers in 1 job which will lessen the need for groups.

You can post your requirements for the group concept as an Idea in the Ideas section.  If enough users agree with you, they might get adopted in some future release of BE.