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If you’re new to backups, or even Backup Exec, working out how everything works, gets installed and configured, and fits together, can be a very daunting place to be. I started out the same as any other newcomer to backups, and the skills ramp-up was ...
Article by CraigV | 07 Nov 2012 | 1 comment
Backup Exec 2012 was released a couple of months ago, and almost immediately people started complaining. Check the forums for some very long posts. To many it missed the mark, while to Symantec, it addressed a number of new features it introduced that ...
Blog Entry by CraigV | 10 Sep 2012 | 4 comments
Backup Exec has a number of enterprise-type add-ons that can be used in a variety of ways. ADBO, CASO and SAN SSO can all be utilised to run more efficient backups, monitoring or management within a large-scale environment in which Backup Exec is ...
Article by CraigV | 03 Jul 2012 | 1 comment
There are a fair amount of forum topics that have been raised over the past couple of months around backing up to a NAS using Backup Exec. While it might be a viable option, and in most cases cheaper to tape (it also gives you the backup-to-disk ability ...
Article by CraigV | 07 May 2012 | 0 comments
Planning for an installation of Backup Exec should be undertaken with all of the same preparation as installing any other software. On a number of occassions, I've seen users post that Backup Exec isn't working for a variety of reasons: slow ...
Article by CraigV | 16 Feb 2012 | 3 comments
For many years, tape was the only way to do backups. To do them fast, fairly reliably, and to allow for offsite storage of data to cater for DR-type situations. Even with the release and improvement of USB drives, tape still had a speed advantage over ...
Article by CraigV | 30 Jul 2011 | 18 comments
Symantec, like any other software manufacturer, regularily releases enhancements, patches, software hotfixes and service packs for Backup Exec. While they'll probably recommend they be installed, how should you, and WHEN should you install them? ...
Article by CraigV | 30 Jul 2011 | 0 comments
Hi, How about fixing the restore date that gets randomly selected in Backup Exec when trying to restore? When browsing a tape with a specific date, and choosing the option to restore from it, some random date is selected. I've had anything from ...
Idea by CraigV | 10 Jun 2011 | 0 comments
Well, I wrote an article a while back when I had started to think about disaster recovery, and had intended to follow it up shortly after. Work pressures and other things made sure I wasn't able to pursue the DR process. You can read up on the first ...
Article by CraigV | 21 Jan 2011 | 1 comment
Trawling through the Backup Exec forums sees a number of postings regarding whether or not it is worth using the agents that BE has at its disposal. It’s interesting seeing the responses, with 2 sides arguing for, or against the use of agents. In ...
Article by CraigV | 26 Dec 2010 | 10 comments