Backup Exec 2012 CASO Catalog + Desaster Recovery Questions
i have some CASO questions after my first CASO Installation and hope you can help me.
I installed one VMware virtual Central Administration Server called "becas". Additionally i installed two physical Media Servers called "be01" and "be02". All Servers are in the same LAN (Speed: 10GB/s)
The environment is running now for about 4 Weeks pretty fine. Last week i checked the size of my "catalog" Folder on "becas" and realized it was just about 35MB. The "catalog" Folder on "be01" for example was about 33GB. I was wonderung because i thought all "catalog" Informations would be stored on my central admin server "becas".
1. What happens, if one of my media servers crashes? Can i do a recovery job if the previous backup was made by the crashed media server?
2. is there a better way or are there any recommendations to secure my catalog informations?
3. How do i secure my backup exec servers? Is it recommended to additionally backup my "catalog" and "data" folder on each Server to another location? Is it recommended to do this backup with another backup software (i. e. with windows server backup)?
4. what is the best way to do a desaster recover of a failed media server? Install OS, install Backup Exec and recover the last backup of my "catalog" and "data" folder?