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Backup Exec job logs for audit purposes

Created: 18 Apr 2013 | 2 comments
Joseph Correia's picture

My Backup Exec 2010 environment is currently setup to protect ~8TB of data on various servers/devices.

Our longest backup retention is 90 days.

Recently I was asked to produce proof that a file was backed up by Backup Exec from 9 months ago.

My job logs obviously don't have that information anymore.

I can configure BE Job logging to be detailed including directory and file but how do I keep the log or logs around for a longer period...say 1 year?

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Andrew_Serna's picture

If you go to Tools>Options>Settings>Database Maintainence, you can change the job log retention period here.

pkh's picture

Do be aware that turning on detailed logging and increasing the log retention period would consume a lot of disk space.  If it is occasional audit requests, it might be better to use CatTools to dump a catalog to prove that the file was backed up.