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Every time Daylight Saving Time (DST) rolls around, all queued Backup Exec jobs suddenly report "missed". Every year Symantec comes out and says either "we already fixed this", or "the next release will fix this". ...
Idea by MitchR | 12 Mar 2012 | 15 comments
When using a tape library with BackupExec, you can see under Devices the tapes in the various slots.  When BE mounts one of those tapes into a tape drive, the slow shows as empty, and the tape & drive don't specify where that tape lives. If ...
Idea by MitchR | 08 Mar 2012 | 3 comments
I need a solution I will soon have an old SAN available for use as a backup-to-disk destination.  Currently using Backup Exec v12.5 on Windows 2008 Standard. What's the ...
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Forum Discussion by MitchR | 14 Dec 2010 | 4 comments
A few years back I submitted a feature requesting the "Byte Count" column in Backup Exec Job Monitor to be right justified - like numbers should be. Well, I just discovered that if you sort on this column, you get very strange results: ...
Idea by MitchR | 02 Mar 2010 | 2 comments
I need a solution I recently downloaded & applied the new BackupExec v12.5 service pack 3.  The release notes say I need to reinstall all of the agents, so off to ...
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Forum Discussion by MitchR | 01 Dec 2009 | 2 comments
Starting with BackupExec v12.5, the server will attempt to poll the internet to get a Symantec ThreatCon status.  If there is no internet access, or there's a timeout, every day an alert will result saying "The Symantec ThreatCon Level is not ...
Idea by MitchR | 30 Oct 2009 | 1 comment
I need a solution I want to prove to some auditors that we have good, reliable backups tapes. What I'd like to do is pull an old backup tape from storage, run a job to verify ...
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Forum Discussion by MitchR | 26 Oct 2009 | 4 comments
I need a solution My v12.5 IDR restore of a 2008 server keeps reporting the following two errors (one, then the other right in a row) when at the "Connect to Media Server" ...
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Forum Discussion by MitchR | 14 Jul 2009 | 6 comments
I need a solution I have a server that I want to format & reinstall.  I have a good backup. In this particular case, it's a Windows 2003 Standard, backed up with BE 12.5. ...
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Forum Discussion by MitchR | 23 Jun 2009 | 1 comment
I need a solution We recently wanted to restore some data - a set of approx 550 files in a rather deep directory.  When creating the restore job, it comes back with a "Unable to ...
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Forum Discussion by MitchR | 18 Jun 2009 | 3 comments