BE 2012 Administration Course Question
I am curently half way through the Backup Exec 2012 Adminitration Online Course Material and had a few questions that were not answered in the videos. If anyone could help out that would be great.
Say there is a device pool in BE with 5 Disk Based locations and there are multiple locations online. If a backup job was to run, in what order does it pick what location to use? I believe it is alphabetical order…
Yes, it will go in alphabetical Order
DLM is run every 4 hours or when a Low space threshold is triggered on a disk. Does it run every 4 hours even if a Backup job is running to a disk that is online and being used by an active backup job?
DLM runs every 4 hours irrespective of whether any jobs are running, but apart from maybe a very minor performance hit will not affect the active backups even if it choosen to delete some files from the disk storage device you are currently using. Nite I think that triggering a DLM process by filling a disk does reset the 4 hour count for the regular background process.
If an Entire Server is selected for backup with a C,D,E Drive, and the E Drive was actually the backup destination, will Backup Exec automatically exclude the BEDATA Folder on the E Drive, or does it have to be manually excluded? I assume it will…
As far as I can tell from a quick test this mornig we still backup the B2D data (although because we backup a snapshot, and force new bkf files for each set, it will not swallow its own tail by trying to backup the file that is actively being written to)
If SDR was disabled on a server, and the server had to be recovered entirely from backup. How would this be done? I assume you would have to install the OS, and the restore the C and System State afterwards.
Yes complete manual DR would be needed which starts by installing an oprating system with the same name (and preferably sam IP address) as a workgrouped machine (not a domain member), then install the BE componets (Full media server or RAWS depending on situation)
Q: SDR basically requires all critical system components such as System State and C Drive. If I untick the server so that nothing is selected, right click the Simplified Disaster Recovery area and go "Select all necessary components for Disaster Recovery" it selects the C and System State, and unchecks everything else.
If I was to untick the server so nothing is selected, and MANUALLY tick the C and System State Selections, it does not Turn SDR On.
Why is that?
Answer: Will raise a ticket with tech support.
Q: In the Material it says that you cannot perform a SDR of the BES.
Typically in my environment I run a SBS 2011 Server and a Terminal Server on the single ESXI Host.
I am using BE SBE with the BES on the SBS 2011 and a Agent on the terminal.
I thought that If I was backing up my SBS 2011 with SDR, and had a copy of the .dr file that I could simply purchase a new server, install ESXi, create a new VM, put in my SDRD, boot from that disk, and perform a restore from the Backup Drive (if it had a copy of the .DR file).
Is this not the case?
Yes it is possible to SDR a BE Server, as long as its not running a dedup folder.
Refer to the images below. Say I have a Server that has SDR turned on by default. The server has a C Drive and E Drive along with Exchange, SQL etc (It is a SBS 2011 Server).
On the E Drive there is a folder under E:\Shares called "_Archived Data and Backups [Not Backed Up]"
If I am to manually deselect this folder it turns SDR OFF.
Why does this happen? The data in the folder is not required for the system to operate so I wouldn’t think SDR would be disabled.