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Report automation for Backup Exec

Created: 15 Jan 2013 • Updated: 01 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
ram619's picture
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Hey guys,

Am basically from Netbackup technology and i deployed into a project where it also having Backup Exec, it's having lots of small sites deployed with backup exec almost 40 Backup exec enviroment with mixed version. I got assigned a task to pull backup report on daily basis by logging into the server manually Which really consuming lots of man hour. Requesting to give some idea or solution to automate the reporting and monitoring part.

The backup Exec version's: 9.1,10,12,12.5,10d,11d,2010,2010R2,2010R3.

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CraigV's picture


CASO would assist in this regard, but only for 1 version of BE. You have multiple versions, and BE would only work 1 version back. IN this regard, unless you plan to move to BE 2010 R3 across the board for instance, you can't make use of CASO.

You can try getting hold of the trial version of Symantec OpsCenter which might be able to pull your reports as you want...check the link below to the forum:

Alternatively, check your PM that I have just sent you...


Alternative ways to access Backup Exec Technical Support:

ram619's picture

Hi Craig,

Thank you for you suggestion. Ill go through on the above points, and look for any possibilites of automation.


Veritas Netbackup 7.0.1, with WIN 2K3 platform.

teiva-boy's picture

To be honest, you have to look OUTSIDE of Symantec for this level of reporting.  There are a number of products that can handle this to some degree, but you also have some very old versions of BackupExec too.

I would highly suggest getting rid and upgrading the BE 9, 10, 11d, and 12 installs.  Stick wtih 12.5 and higher.  THen you can look into EMC Data Protection Advisor, Bocada, Aptara, and a few others.  But watch out for compatibility.  Some or all may not support those old versions of BE.

There is an online portal, save yourself the long hold times. Create ticket online, then call in with ticket # in hand :-) "We backup data to restore, we don't backup data just to back it up."