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Allows manual edit of Job properties?

Created: 11 Jun 2010 • Updated: 14 Jun 2010 | 2 comments
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I'm pretty new to BE2010 and one feature become seriously missing: A way to manually edit the Selection list of a backup JOB?

Let assume you had defined many 'Include/Exclude...' selections for many jobs, and that you had mass migrated one location to another:
C:\Documents and Settings\User\xxxxx
How could I refect this in my current jobs?

This is not easy... if not possible at all!
Allowing export/import Jobs as xml, txt could help fix this.

What do you think about?

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Peter Imming's picture


This has been a common request over the years for Backup Exec customers. I believe we have partially addressed this but would be interested in your feedback to tell us if we still have more work to do on it.

We implemented a feature several years ago to let customers copy jobs between Backup Exec servers to help make it easier to migrate them. Here is a link to a Technote that covers some of the details and

Let us know if this meets your needs or if you feel there are still more changes needed in Backup Exec.



Peter Imming
Sr. Product Manager, Backup Exec

Peter Imming, Sr. Product Manager, NetBackup, Symantec

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Thanks for your reply which unfortunately don't cover current need!
The issue I'm facing is that I defined a lot of jobs (or selection list) for which I need to do 'bulk' changes.

Comming back to the need, let assume you add defined many locations in jobs and that you had migrated them
to another one!
It would be so cool to be able to do a search and Replace operation like :
Search: "C:\Documents and settings\" 
Replace by: "\\UserShare\profile_documents\"

This could be easily done using any text editor or similar tools, according we are able to export Jobs or Selection list in xml (or other) and being able to re-import them later on!

Quite simple no! I tried to look inside the BEDB but don't found the location where a job or selection list is located (and possibly edited!)



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