BE2012 Backup Selections: Shares
Backup Exec 2012 v14.0 Rev. 1798 (64-bit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard (Server and Agent)
I have BE2012 Server backing up 6 servers, including itself. All have agents installed. I have configured a backup job for a particular server that includes the following selections:
C: -- 32GB
LocalShare1 (on D:) -- 178GB
LocalShare2 (on D:) -- 8.5GB
Utility Partition & System State
The backup job completes without errors, warnings or exceptions, but I noticed that the backed up size is only 28GB. That seemed awfully small to me. Upon looking at what the restore options were on this job, I noticed that LocalShare1 and LocalShare2 do not show up in the Resource View when choosing which files to restore. I only see files and folders in C:. The System State and Utility Partition also look present.
My question is what exactly does BE2012 backup when I select any of the shares present on a machine? In my case, it looks like it does nothing. All I can suspect is that selecting these options is applicable to a system state restore, so it knows to create a share again, and it doesn't mean it is backing up the files in the share. I would guess that if I selected the actual location of the share via a drive letter (i.e. D:\Program Files\LocalShare1) rather than through the share (\\server\LocalShare1) that is automatically shown, then it would probably backup the files as I would expect. I'd just like to understand the purpose of the share selection options so I don't have a false expectation on what is actually being backed up.