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Symantec Backup Agent question

Created: 24 Oct 2012 | 7 comments

hi everyone,

do i need a special backup agent for domain controller or does the windows agent work fine

 

i am able to push the agent successfully and it shows up on the console manager but I am not able to manage it.

 

thanks

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AmolB's picture

do i need a special backup agent for domain controller or does the windows agent work fine

Active Directory database is part of the System State so with the Remote Agent for Windows 

you can take backup of the AD but if you want to perfrom GRT backups and restore than you

would need ADRA (active directory recovery agent). With ADRA you can restore individual AD objects.

 

CraigV's picture

Hi,

 

If you want to do backups and GRT restores of Active Directory then you need the ADRA agent.

If you just want to backup the System State of the domain controller, then the RAWS agent is all you would need.

Thanks!

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sazz.'s picture

You just need normal raws license to backup it up, if you want to backup the AD separately(for GRT) then you should have AD license as well.Make sure you are using right credentials to manage it.

Darsh143's picture

hi i am using symantec backup exec from past 2 months now it's says backup agent is expired .

i just wanted to know if i want to take a backup for "Microsoft information store" do i need to purchase backup agent or any other package...? if yes then please let me know which one i have to purchase for MIS..?

 

AmolB's picture

hi i am using symantec backup exec from past 2 months now it's says backup agent is expired .

You may be using the agent in Trial mode which lasts for 60 days

 

i just wanted to know if i want to take a backup for "Microsoft information store" do i need to purchase backup agent or any other package...?

To Backup Exchange you need to purchase BE Agent for Exchange (which includes RAWS)

Darsh143's picture

actually i am getiing confusion because as per vendor updated ,i should purchase "symantec backup exec sql agent" so kinly please guid me which one i have to purchase or both are same ...?

AmolB's picture

What version of BE you are using?

If you are using BE2012 than buy 1 Agent for Application and Database per application 

For eg: to backup 1 SQL and 1 Exchange purchase 2 Agent for Application and Database license.

If you are using BE2010 or older versions than to backup a SQL server purchase 1 Agent for SQL 

To backup an Exchange server purchase 1 Agent for Exchange license.