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Currently Symantec requires the services account to have several user rights privledges. It also requires membership of backup operators and  domain or local administrators (TECH36718).  This conflicts with best practices, security strategies, and is ...
Idea by IT@SA | 18 Aug 2014 | 0 comments
It has come to my attention, though chatting with Symantec Support along with my own investigations that, while retention settings are simpler when it comes to disk-based backups over tape-based backups, the simplicity of retention period settings for ...
Idea by baccalan | 29 Apr 2014 | 1 comment
Hello, I would like to propose an enhancement to the Backup Exec 2012/14. I would like to be able to pick exact physical tape in the library that i want to do a backup/duplicate job on. If Backup Exec is not able to write to that tape, then it should ...
Idea by paja | 07 Apr 2014 | 10 comments
It is apparent to me and many others that the SMTP system in Backup Exec has been broken almost as long as I have been using it, sometime around 2005. That was probably before they were even taken over by Symantec, but the problem was able to be fixed ...
Idea by MBHB IT crew | 23 May 2012 | 2 comments
Dear All, I have a huge heterogeneous backup environment, where we have Oracle Database, SAP, Baan, Informix, Windows SQL server, UNIX (Sun Solaris, Linux, Aix) File System, Windows File System, Windows Filers, NDMP Filers etc… Our daily backup ...
Idea by Harpreet_Singh | 01 May 2012 | 2 comments
It would give the user more options if they had to ability to select the tapes that you wanted the backup job to go to. You can still put the tapes in the media set if you want them pulled randomly. You could have another tab inside the backup job that ...
Idea by jskinnerzp | 14 Dec 2011 | 2 comments
One half of the tape library would be LTO3 media and in one partition, the other half would be LTO4 media and in the second partition. Daily differential would use the smaller LTO3 media partition and the weekly full backup would use the larger LTO4 ...
Idea by Mark Balfour | 25 May 2010 | 1 comment