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Backup 2012 jobs

Created: 05 Feb 2013 • Updated: 16 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
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Does anyone know how to create a SINGLE job that will backup from specific directories or drives on 3 or more servers?

Currently when I try grouping the servers I can create the job but it wants to backup the entire server and splits it into a job for each server.

Then I get multiple e-mails when each is complete.  This makes it very cumbersome to check the job as I have to check multiples and can't be sure when the thing is finished.

 

Plus I can't deleted jobs that are no longer needed.

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Kiran Bandi's picture

Does anyone know how to create a SINGLE job that will backup from specific directories or drives on 3 or more servers?

Not possible with BE 2012. Only one server per job.

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Plus I can't deleted jobs that are no longer needed.

You mean to say, delete option is grayed out? Have a look at this article by Sush: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/delete-job-option-grayed-out-be-2012

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Michael N.'s picture

Thanks for the link, Cumbersome but effective work around.  (Unable to delete jobs)

Only one server per job?  Time to look for a better solution. 

The idea is to know when the job is done, not get a notification for every part and wonder if it was the last one.  It also has a nasty habit of stepping on itself.  Very unfreindly.

Kiran Bandi's picture

Upon considering the feedback give by various customers around the globe, Symantec decided to bring back the feature to include "Multiple servers per backup job" in feature release.

Here is the idea: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/ideas/back...