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back up multiple servers to a single series of tapes in Backup Exec 2012

Created: 19 Sep 2013 | 3 comments
BEI's picture

Hi,

I'm trying to follow this guide below and for some reason when I select all severs and select tepae drive as per instructions, after that it does not matter if I press apply or try to go another selection the whole BE get a wobbly and does nothing, just freezez for hrs on end. Then it quits with out saving anything.

please help.

 

For full and incremental or differential backup jobs:

This solution is for full and incremental backups to switch out the tapes daily.

If the jobs from the previous version of Backup Exec included a full and an incremental or differential backup, use the following procedure to enable all of the new full backup jobs to back up to a single tape or sequence of tapes each day. Enable the incremental or differential jobs for the rest of the week to back up to a separate single tape or sequence of tapes each day:

  1. Determine the total amount of time it took to run the original full backup in the previous version of Backup Exec. 
     
     
  2. Determine the total amount of time it took to run the original incremental or differential in the previous version of Backup Exec.  

     

  3. Create a media set for Full backup job with an appropriate append period:
    1. On the Storage tab, expand Tape/Disk Cartridge Media Sets and Vaults.
    2. Double-click All Media Sets.
    3. Under User created media sets, right-click a media set, and then click Create media set.
    4. Follow the on-screen prompts.
      Note: Ensure that the append period is set to a length of time that is slightly longer than the total amount of time it took to run the full backup job in the previous version of Backup Exec.
       
  4. Create a media set for Incremental/Differential backup job with an appropriate append period:
    1. On the Storage tab, expand Tape/Disk Cartridge Media Sets and Vaults.
    2. Double-click All Media Sets.
    3. Under User created media sets, right-click a media set, and then click Create media set.
    4. Follow the on-screen prompts.
      Note: Make sure the append period is set to a length of time that is slightly longer than the total amount of time it took to run all the incremental or differential backup jobs in the previous version of Backup Exec.
       
  5. Edit the job settings:
    1. On the Backup and Restore tab, use Shift + click or Ctrl + click to multi-select all of the servers that have jobs to write to a single series of tapes, and then right-click one  of the selected servers.
    2. Click Edit Backups, and then select all of the jobs to edit.
    3. Click OK.
    4. In the Backup box, click Edit, and then under Backup Options, click Storage.
      Note: Follow the next steps once for the full backup jobs and once for the incremental or differential backup jobs
    5. In the Storage field, specify a single tape drive to run all of the jobs in the series. A storage pool cannot be specified. If backing up to a robotic library, a single drive must be specified.
    6. Do one of the following:
      ·  For the full backup job, in the Media set field, select the media set created for the full backup job,
      ·  For the incremental or differential jobs, select the media set created for the incremental or differential job
    7. On the same dialog box, select the option Append to media, overwrite if no appendable media is available.
    8. Click OK until the Backup and Restore tab shows.
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VJware's picture

Is BE updated with SP2 ? If yes, consider running a repair install of BE.

Do you notice any memory/CPU spikes ? If using AV on the server, would recommend to add exclusions for the BE processes.

Lastly, does any BE service stop or crash. Check the event viewer for any application event 1000

BEI's picture

Hi,

This is the error from event viewer.

Application Error 1000

Faulting process id: 0x1e8
Faulting application start time: 0x01ceb4213b56b17d
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\BackupExec.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Windows\assembly\NativeImages_v4.0.30319_64\PresentationFramewo#\1e6104093d4718987f170d72612c5fdf\PresentationFramework.ni.dll
Report Id: 43cf6116-2016-11e3-a763-ae3d08c99cde

CPU, normal, RAM Normal, No AV and it's the latest Service pack 2.

Task menager would show that BE is not responding.

Ta

VJware's picture

Run a repair of .NET using the control panel - add/remove programs applet. Post this, run this checker tool as well - http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.as...

If the above doesn't help, would recommend to log a support case so that the dump can be formally investigated.