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In Part 1, https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/d... I have discussed what happened when you back up to a dedup folder/OST appliance. After our series of backups, the dedup store looks like this abcde = FileA-FB1, FileC-IB1, ...
Article by pkh | 02 Oct 2014 | 0 comments
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
There should be a definitive document to clearly spell out which backup scenarios are supported when one uses a VM for the media server.  It should also separate the support scenarios for both VMware and Hyper-V. A couple of scenarios which requires ...
Idea by pkh | 01 May 2014 | 1 comment
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
The response field for the SDR Success alert is set to Cancel and is greyed out. There is no way to change the response to OK.  Even BEUtility does not provide for this change. That's correct pkh, currently That's correct ...
Idea 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
To make it easier to set the time of a job schedule, do add a spin control to the time property job schedule dialog.  Right now, we have to manually key in the time that we want. (Backup and Recovery, Backup Exec, 2012) () To make it ...
Idea by pkh | 15 May 2013 | 0 comments
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 want to restore individual files/folders from my VM backup, but when I expand the machine, I don't see the individual files/folders. This scenario is often encountered by users and you got to check two things. 1) The file GRT is ...
Article by pkh | 08 Oct 2012 | 5 comments