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Created: 18 Aug 2012 • Updated: 18 Aug 2012 | 14 comments
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Hi Team,

      How to backup Symanyec backup exec 12.5 for windows servers on daily basis using the same product?

 

- vicky.

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Kiran Bandi's picture

Backup Exec automatically take a backup of it's own configuration and saves it in DATA folder present in installation directory. CATALOGS folder will have the catalog details for all the backups taken. Create a backup job and choose DATA and CATALOGS folder to be backedup.

Note: I personally feel taking a manual copy of those folders to network share or any USB drive is better. Incase of any disaster it would be easy to copy these folders back to new installation as tape library/drive configuration is not required to do the recovery of backup exec.

vigneshwaran's picture

Hi Kiran,

   DATA and CATALOGS folder only enaugh for the recover full details from the backup server.(If backup server crashed, after we installed new one and paste the above mentioned 2 folders in same location, it's working properly or need some config. in new server). Pls explain those those of things.

 

- vicky

- Vicky

 

Kiran Bandi's picture

Yes, those two folders are enough for the recovery. 

After installing BE, stop the services. Paste the contents of old catalogs folder to new catalogs folder. Use BEutility tool (can be found under installation directory) to apply the old configuration on new installation.

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

You can also use copy configuration to save backupexec settings and for catalog you can backup the entire catalog folder too.si in case if server crashes this would be enough to get your setting back.Also you need to copy besernum.XML from C-Document settings-All users application data-symantec.
Which will save your license information.
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH37072

Thanks

Sameer

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vigneshwaran's picture

Hi Backup_Exec,

      Once install the new server we will replace the basernum.xml file from new server. is it correct or we need any other activation for get the license from old server.

- vicky

- Vicky

 

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi Vicky,

Q Once install the new server we will replace the basernum.xml file from new server. is it correct or we need any other activation for get the license from old server.

Answer while installing backupexec again you can import this besernum.XML which will bring back all your licenses.
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87335
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH23760

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Sameer

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vigneshwaran's picture

I can't view the above two links. if i click the link it will go directly to the main page.do the needful

- vicky

- Vicky

 

Kiran Bandi's picture

Search for Besernum.xml file in the media server.

Also if you have the printed BE serail numbers, you can simply enter the keys during the fresh installation.

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

May be try twice or thrice some time link does not open in one click ,let me know if in case any issue still ,so that I can copy paste the information of those 2 links, Hopefully if you try multiple times you should be able to open it.

Thanks

Sameer

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vigneshwaran's picture

Hi,

It's is opening now. thanks for the info...

 

- vicky

- Vicky

 

vigneshwaran's picture

How to view my current license details and serial no's?

 

- vicky

- Vicky

 

Backup_Exec's picture

Hi

If you are not sure about your license details you can go to licensing.symantec.comor contact Symantec licensing team

Refer to below link for contact info

http://www.symantec.com/support/assistance_care.jsp

Thanks

Sameer

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vigneshwaran's picture

Is it possible to view my license key in the server?

 

- vicky

- Vicky

 

Backup_Exec's picture

H Vicky,

Please open the besernum.XML from the location shared by me in above post or link ,you can open this file in Internet explorer or notepad to check serial keys.considering backup exec is licensed and also you can go to tools-install option and license keys to check same in backupexec .

Thanks

Sameer

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