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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
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
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 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
After upgrading or patching a Backup Exec server, it's recommened that we reinstall the agents.  It's easy to do this with the Push Install - however it's a pain to have to manually enter the name of every single server. I'd like ...
Idea by MitchR | 03 Jun 2009 | 3 comments
Everything else can be installed through a push install - it would be nice to have the Admin Console "push-able" as well. This is very handy for making sure everything is up to date once patches are applied to a server.   (Backup ...
Idea by MitchR | 03 Jun 2009 | 0 comments
When compression is enabled for Backup-to-Disk files, the "Compression Ratio" column is blank.  This is misleading and confusing. Make this field show the actual compression ratio, as well as in the Media Properties window and the Job Logs. ...
Idea by MitchR | 28 May 2009 | 2 comments