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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
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 | 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
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
In BE 2012, when you use fixed disk, the storage that would be created is called Disk Storage.  When you store a backup set in a Disk Storage, you can specify the retention period for the backup set.  The management of this backup set is done through a ...
Article by pkh | 09 Jun 2012 | 9 comments
In BE 2012, a lot of the utility functions cannot be scheduled.  The only way to schedule these utility functions is to use the Windows Scheduler to schedule the appropriate BEMCLI commands.  Using the Windows Scheduler has its drawbacks 1) The user ...
Idea by pkh | 02 Jun 2012 | 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: BE 2010 or earlier With BE 2010 or earlier versions of BE, this can be done with ...
Article by pkh | 25 May 2012 | 2 comments
Imagine it is the night of the 27th of this month.  You are deep asleep and there is a call.  All the servers are down and you need to restore them.  You do a full backup of your servers on the first Saturday of the month and differential backups on the ...
Article by pkh | 14 May 2012 | 1 comment