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How do I get backup exec to duplicate my backup files from one media server to another?

Created: 23 Feb 2014 • Updated: 13 Apr 2014 | 2 comments
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I have two servers running backup exec.


Backup exec Appliance 3600
Central Admin Server Option (CASO)
5TB of backup to disk space
No tape Library connected


Windows 2008R2
Backup exec 2012
Managed backup server (by server-1)
5TB of backup to disk space
FC connected Tape Library

These what I'm trying to do:

I want to run a backup on Server-1 (CASO) then duplicate its backup on Server-2 (MBES) dedupe disk.

from Server-2 (MBES) dedupe disk, I want the data to duplicate to tape automatically.

Here's the issue:

I can't create a duplication job from Server-1 dedupe disk to Server-2. 


Whenever I try to create a job to do this I get an error message.

"A duplicate backup sets template must use a destination device that can be access by the same backup exec server as the device specified for the original backup set."

I also tried to configure the Server-2 as an OpenStorage but the backup exec says:

"The Server Specified Already Exist"

Why I can't duplicate backup from Server-1 (CASO) to Server-2 (MBES)? 

I also found a similar issue here:

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CraigV's picture

Hi Jaime,

Not sure if you ever got this right or not, but check below:

Also, how are your Data/Catalogs setup on the CASO? Localised on the MMS (in which case the CASO won't be able to manage the MMS properly at all), replicated or centralised on the CASO (in which case the CASO controls the MMS and is able to delegate jobs to it)?

Check below for an explanation on the 3 different locations:


Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

Colin Weaver's picture

I belive as your library is attached to the MBE server that you have to set this server a Private Cloud Server (in teh CASO/MBE setup options.

Then you should be able to backup to the deduplication fodler on yoru CASO/Appliance. Setup an optimized duplicate job to the Dedup folder on your managed server and teh setup a further duplicate stage to duplicate to tape.

Some info on Private Cloud here