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Hi Connect, It has been in discussion since long, which would be best for environment. Choice between legends  have been concern of corporates.  Attached are comparison sheet for Backup exec and NetBackup. Have outlined feature sets which ...
Article by captain jack sparrow | 27 Nov 2013 | 8 comments
Hi All, After installing a trial version of Symantec backup exec, it failed to connect to local server with error " TCP error code 10061: No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it ". I searched around and ...
Article by VinnieGrack | 04 Jun 2013 | 0 comments
LOG Locations in Backup Exec:   Backup Exec Support Log (SymHelp): Default Directory: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec Filename: <Servername>__<Date>__<Time>.sdbz Usage: Symantec Help ( ...
Article by Sym-cr@zy | 25 Feb 2013 | 0 comments
  CATALOGS: When cataloging a tape, Backup Exec reads the header information from the tape and stores it in a file on the hard drive. The information contained in the catalog includes, but is not limited to: •Tape ...
Article by Sym-cr@zy | 20 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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
Troubleshooting email notifications has been a mysterious task for a lot of Backup Exec users. Many of us wonder how/where to start troubleshooting email notifications.  Once email notifications are configured in Backup Exec and enabled in Job ...
Article by SuperBrain | 28 Sep 2012 | 1 comment
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
When you click on the Media tab and then click on a tape media, you will see a screen which looks like this   Let's look at some of the more interesting information and what you should do with them. Creation Date (first ...
Article by pkh | 02 Feb 2012 | 0 comments
Question: Why is my job not appending data to my tapes?   Answer:  There are a couple of reasons why jobs do not append data to tapes.   1) The job is set to overwrite.   To append data to tapes, the job must be ...
Article by pkh | 12 Dec 2011 | 5 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