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Backing up Backup Exec Server

Created: 04 Jun 2013 | 2 comments

Can someone tell me if this article is still valid?

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/how-protect-backup-exec-itself

We are currently backing up the entire C Drive directory.  I need to know if all we need to backup is the Data & Catalogs folders for disaster recovery purposes.

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SuperBrain's picture

Yes information in that article still holds valid.

In order to prepare your media server for a complete disaster recovery, you need to make sure to have:

1. A good (and most recent) full backup of C: (which is usually where your OS gets installed) and the System State

2. A good (and most recent) backup of the Data and Catalogs folder (this contains your Backup Exec database and Catalogs)
Note: The Data and Catalogs folder must be backed up manually (i.e. Stop all BE services, copy - paste teh two folders)
You could do this twice a month (or as often as you can or wish)

Apart from these, you will also need to know what Service Pack/Patch level your Backup Exec was at when it crashed and will need your product licenses/serial numbers.

lmosla's picture

Also, if you are want to recover the complete server in a DR, such as other files outside of Backup Exec's Data and functions. You would need to look at something like SDR in Backup Exec 2012. see: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=HOWTO74439