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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
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 | 0 comments
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
  Scenario: I want to run my SQL log backup or increment backup job on the hour every x hour between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. during the week-days.   Solution: Earlier I have writtten an article on how to solve this problem ...
Article by pkh | 15 May 2013 | 1 comment
If your SQL database is set to Full Recovery Mode, it maintains transaction logs.  If these logs are not truncated from time to time, they will grow and eventually fill up your disk.  BE will warn you that you need to truncate your log. ...
Article by pkh | 01 May 2013 | 3 comments
Since it is not possible to do a SDR restore from a dedup folder, the SDR button should be turned off when the job is targeted to a dedup folder.  Also, the .dr file should not be created if the job is targeted to a dedup folder and the joblog should say ...
Idea by pkh | 03 Apr 2013 | 0 comments
I am using BE 2012 SP1a and I am unable the select an encryption key because the drop-down box is not populated. Hi PKH, This shouldn't be Hi PKH, This shouldn't be this way.  I tried the function on my system and it ...
Idea by pkh | 22 Aug 2012 | 2 comments
External hardisks, whether they are USB or eSata, are increasingly used as backup media, in place of tapes.  If you are using more than one external harddisks, you would want to set them up so that there are minimal adminstration after the initial ...
Article by pkh | 04 Aug 2012 | 12 comments
I do not need a solution (just sharing information) I have published a script to make chaining jobs a little bit easier. https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/... ...
Forum Discussion by pkh | 14 Jun 2012 | 0 comments
When backups are done to tapes, it is normal to maximise the use of the tape space and thus minimising the number of tape used.  To achieve this objective, the following have to be in-place 1) The first job that writes to the tape overwrites it and ...
Article by pkh | 02 Jun 2012 | 0 comments