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When BE 2014 define a disk cartridge device on a USB thumb drive, it wiped out anything that is previously on the USB thumb drive.  There should be a warning that it is going to wipe out the thumb drive so that users are not caught unawares. As ...
Idea by pkh | 26 Oct 2014 | 1 comment
This discussion may help when you have an error with the dedup option during a BE 2012 to BE 2014 upgrade https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/bac... (Backup and Recovery, Backup and Recovery Community Blog, 2014, Backup Exec) ...
Blog Entry by pkh | 08 Oct 2014 | 0 comments
In Part 1, https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/d... I have discussed what happened when you back up to a dedup folder/OST appliance. After our series of backups, the dedup store looks like this abcde = FileA-FB1, FileC-IB1, ...
Article by pkh | 02 Oct 2014 | 0 comments
Here is a tutorial on how to Backup up individual folders/files via NDMP on an Isilon Cluster https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/ndm... (Backup and Recovery, Backup and Recovery Community Blog, 2010, Backup Exec) () ...
Blog Entry by pkh | 23 Aug 2014 | 0 comments
Deduplication, or dedup for short, is very common nowadays.  BE has a dedup option since BE 2010.  Microsoft now offers dedup'ed volumes with Server 2012 R2.  There are a lot of dedup appliance from various vendors.  How does dedup actually works? ...
Article by pkh | 13 Jul 2014 | 0 comments
At the recently concluded Vision 2014, I had the opportunity to attend a hands-on lab session, Optimising Backup Exec 2014.  This lab highlights 4 tunable areas which can have an impact on the performance of your jobs.  We may come across these areas at ...
Article by pkh | 02 Jun 2014 | 4 comments
There should be a definitive document to clearly spell out which backup scenarios are supported when one uses a VM for the media server.  It should also separate the support scenarios for both VMware and Hyper-V. A couple of scenarios which requires ...
Idea by pkh | 01 May 2014 | 1 comment
AD (Active Directory) is part of the system state of a DC (domain controller).  When you back up the system state of a DC, the AD also gets backed up.  The BESA needs to be a domain admin in order to backup the system state of a DC because of AD.   ...
Article by pkh | 07 Dec 2013 | 1 comment
Often when setting up a backup schedule, you do not want a backup to run when another is running.  For example, if you have a weekly and a daily backup, you do not want the daily backup to run on the day when the weekly backup is running. For BE ...
Article by pkh | 04 Jul 2013 | 2 comments
The response field for the SDR Success alert is set to Cancel and is greyed out. There is no way to change the response to OK.  Even BEUtility does not provide for this change. That's correct pkh, currently That's correct ...
Idea by pkh | 04 Jul 2013 | 2 comments