Questions regarding Backup Exec Database and Catalog Maintenance and backup
We run close to a 100 backup jobs every night, some to tape and some to disks (using BE2010 R3 SP3). I also make quite a few changes to jobs definitions during and week.
Now, I have some questions regarding the maintenance and backup of the Backup Exec database and catalog:
1. Is there a reason for me to backup BEDB.bak and the Catalog folder on a daily basis? (It's about 120GB). If so, Do I need to back them both up or does the BEDB.bak sufficient?
2. Is it a good practice ro run the "Check Database Consistency" and "Compact Database" from the BEUtility on a regular basis? and how long does it usually takes (the BEDB.bak is 264MB).
3. I have an issue with an Exchange GRT backup to tape, which takes a very long time to updating the catalog. Is it possible that running Consistency Check and Database Compact can resolve this issue?
4. I'm quite concerned about running these database utilities on my own. is there any risk? Should I run it with Symantec Support?