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How to: Export/Import Tools > Alert Categories

Created: 27 May 2013 • Updated: 07 Jun 2013 | 2 comments
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Hi everyone,

I have approx 30 servers (one for each location) and I turned on SNMP alerts for some events. I have one test server, and everything works fine - now I would like to "deploy" this settings to all servers.

So the question is: How Can I export/Import these alerts categories ? We have BckExec 2010 and BckExec 12. If export/import is available, Will it work for both versions ?

Thanks a lot !

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CraigV's picture


You can export jobs etc, but I don't think you can export alert categories. I haven't seen anything like this.

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Ferdinand M's picture

Thanks for your reply.

I`ve already found a work-around.. BackupExec uses a SQL Database so I was trying to understand the sructure of tables and relations and I found out that Alert Categories are stored in dbo.AlertMapping table

There is no extra column for "Send SNMP notification" but there is a colum called "OptionFlags" and depends on a value we can control what is selected and what is disabled for each Alert Category

So I exported EventNames and OptionFlags on my server,create an update query and executed on all servers.. yes

(I had to restart BackupExec services to apply changes in SQL)