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Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP5 Backup Setup

Created: 09 Sep 2012 | 8 comments

I need assistance setting up backup for EV 8.0 SP5. I just upgraded from EV 2007 SP2 to EV 8.0 SP5. I was looking at EV 8.0 administration guide. As per guide I need to setup all storages location and Indexes in backup mode. I can do that by going to Vault StoreGroup container --> Right-click the vault store group --> click Set State --> Set Backup Mode on all Vault Stores...

Question: Do I need to do that each time backup is started?

Thank you.

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sbora's picture

If you use Backup Exec Agent for Enterprise Vault to backup EV data then you do not need to manually put EV entities in backup mode and then take it off after backup. Agent will automatically put an entitiy in backup mode, back it up, then take it off backup mode and proceed to next entity. 

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO74440

ZeRoC00L's picture

You can also schedule a powershell command to enter and clear backup mode:

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH66742

Note that during backup mode no data will be archived !

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rsiddiqi's picture

Hi Sbora, the link you have provided is talk about Backup Exec 2012 agent. I am using Backup Exec 2010 R3. Is it also applicable to 2010 R3 version?

ZeRoC00L's picture

Yes, for BE2010 there is also an EV agent that can put EV into Backup Mode.

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sbora's picture

Yes agent works same way in BE 2010 as well. Refer to following link for BE 2010 document:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO21774

rsiddiqi's picture

Thanks.

As per backup instructions in admin guide the user account needs to put in "storage administration role" and "power administration role". I am trying to figure out which account I need to put in those roles. The guide is not clear stating. Do I need to put backup exec account or EV service account?

sbora's picture

Backup Exec account that you are planning to use for backing up EV data.