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backup exec on DC

Created: 22 Aug 2013 • Updated: 02 Sep 2013 | 3 comments
yendor's picture
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Can we install backup exec on a dain controller

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Donald Eady's picture

You can install on a DC provided it is not Read Only... Note that it is recomended that B.E. "Media server" stand alone as its own machine. Additionally B.E. will sometimes require a reboot of the server when patched up.. this may cause issue if Shared as a DC

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lmosla's picture

What type of server is this?  Take a look at the SCL to make sure it is supported: Backup Exec 12.0 Sofware (SCL)

VipulK's picture

There is no harm in installing BE on a DC. But as a backup admin I would prefer installing BE on a dedicated non DC machine.

If you can, install it on another server, but if you have no choice, it can be installed on a DC but realize that your DC's resources, such as RAM and CPU cycles will be stretched to the max, so don't do backups or restores during production hours.