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Backup Jobs showing as failure due to a server rename :-(

Created: 26 Aug 2014 • Updated: 26 Aug 2014 | 3 comments
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Currently running Backup Exec 2010 R3 on a Windows Server 2008.

We are in the middle of moving serving servers on to a new domain which this verison of BE is currently residing on.

One of the engineers wanted to move a server across but didn't inform us.  The server was taking out of the old domain, renamed and re-introduced into the new domain.  

Now when the backups run we see an error message:

Error Category:Resourse Errors

Error:e000felf - The device cannot be found

For additional information regarding this error refer to link V-79-57344-65055

I can understand what has happened.  (server needed to be removed from BE before the server was taking out of the old domain and renamed)

Question I have is there any way of taking this server out of the backup schedule without deleting the schedule and recreating it?

Can the server be deleted from BE so the schedule doesn't refer to it?

If someone can help, that would be greatly appreciated.



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AmolB's picture

Edit the selection list of the backup job and remove the server which no longer exists in the domain.

pkh's picture

This can be done, provided it is not the only server backed up by the job.  Just edit the job and remove it from the selection list.  You might want to click on the View by Details tab and make sure that any reference to this server is removed.

HiteshP's picture


That was were I was going wrong.  

I was trying to remove the server from "View bt Resource" which was constantly asking for a password authentication which obviously wouldn't work as the server no longer exsists.

Thanks for the advice and help :-)