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How to make a backup/copy of BEWS 2012 Job List

Created: 21 Jan 2013 • Updated: 04 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
TRP's picture
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Hi all :)

It seems that our install of BEWS 2012 is messed up and I am unable to connect to the console (even Sym support can't solve this) so I am going to completely uninstall and do a clean install.

What I want to do first is save the current set of backup jobs so I can import them into the reinstalled BEWS.

WIthout being able to actually get into BEWS how do i do this?  



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CraigV's picture


Check the Reports section and see if there is a canned report you can pull to allow you to get the information you need.

Otherwise this data is stored within the BEDB and the only other way I can think of is to log a call with Symantec and ask them to pull it out of there for you. Editing it yourself is neither supported nor recommended.


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pkh's picture

There is no way to save and import jobs between any BE installations.

The only way to save your jobs is to save your BEDB by making a copy of the Data directory under the BE installation direction and use this to replace the Data directory after you have installed a new copy of BE.  However, this might bring back your present problem.