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Symantec Backup Exec 2012 SDR - Can backup WIndows Internal Database?

Created: 15 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

Hi Folk,

Can BE2012 SDR backup Windows Internal Database (mdf & ldf files)?

What's type for SDR to backup entire system drive? using agent for windows and agent for sql during backup? or agent for window only?

Thanks.

Regards,

Kelvin

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pkh's picture

.mdf and .ldf files are automatically excluded from any backups, SDR or otherwise, by AFE.

To backup SQL, you need to use a SQL agent to do the backup. For SQL restores, it is always a 2-step process, regardless of SDR or not.  You first restore the application (SDR will do this automatically) and then you restore the data.