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Sir Fang the Green Knight | 11 Feb 2011 | 0 comments


If you ever find yourself having to delete files off disk to get a job to run, you need to read this article. 


Don’t put the job before the media set.

When installing Backup Exec, many first time users go straight for the backup job.   Their first goal is to create one big that backs up everything up.  This works for about 1-3 weeks depending on disk size and then starts to fail due to lack of disk space.  Backup Exec is sophisticated suite of technologies that allows you to reach into almost every aspect of your environment.  It is a highly configurable application that requires some initial setup if you want performance in return.   The first thing that should be configured is a media set. No! Make that two media sets.  The problem is, new user don’t have a concept of what a media set is.  Media sets are unique to Backup Exec.   A media set helps you keep as much data...

Symontec | 10 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

I receive this from Mr. Backup's email and I think is good to share it with you Connect Members:


I am at Tech Field Day at Symantec Headquarters hearing about NBU & Backup Exec and we are streaming it live.  If you want to watch 14 bloggers grill Symantec Execs, go here:

They tell us this is the first time anyone has streamed live from here.



Madstars19 | 09 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

V2iSR.exe Application Error -Could not load Ghost 14.0


I was getting the v2iSR.exe error when trying to load my backup.  The error was preventing me from loading my backup image.  Out of frustration, I googled this and I found no solution.  After some tinkering, I noticed my DATE/TIME was wrong, most likely due to some malware.  The fix was simple.


Make sure your DATE/TIME is set to the correct date in your BIOS.  This was my fix and I hope it helps somebody out.  I can't tell you how frustrated I was at the thought of reformatting and reloading my drive.

Dev T | 26 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

I had a server that had the "Microsoft Exchange Writer" missing.

When typing the command vssadmin (C:\>vssadmin list writers) from a command prompt all the VSS (Volume Shadow Copy) writers would come up besides the "Microsoft Exchange Writer".

This is what the Microsoft Exchange Writer looks like should it come up:

If it does not come up in the list... to enable it navigate to the following registry key:


Modify the...

riva11 | 20 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

Where to find the latest Backup Exec updates, Service Packs and Drivers ?
The best way is running the Live Update (Backup Exec 11 and higher). But what if you needs to download directly ?

After some time spent looking for and visiting different webpages , here some useful links:

How to get updates for Backup Exec - Service Pack, Hotfix, and Device Driver updates


itsmeaffinity | 19 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

1 While configuring the Oracle agent on Windows system using remote agent utility it gives error while adding the username password in Oracle tab & when saving it , It gives error User account doesnot have privilage to log on oracle database

2 In that case please check the V$PWFILE_USERS table you will see that file is empty , In normal cases this file should have default sys account.

3 So ask the Oracle DBA to fix the issue & once done please ask him to check if his able to access SQLPLUS

Angelique28 | 03 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

For those how would like to try Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation  Operation System with Backup Exec Windows licenses, this might be information. :D

     Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is a new server OS from Windows. This is “smaller” (less functionalities) than a Small Business Server.

     This Operative System includes a Windows File Server and Active Directory. Customers with this type of servers who would like to have backup copies would need to have a BE for Windows Standard as core license. Small Business Server key will NOT WORK, in Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation.

    For customers with the wrong product, they may need to contact their direct reseller to request for exchanging product. However, make sure to check the purchased date. You may return or exchange it within 45 days only. Else, it would be the reseller's choise if they will let you...

pkh | 03 Jan 2011 | 0 comments

After you installed a hotfix or ran LiveUpdate to install hotfixes, you got to check the Agents directory under the BE installation directory to see whether there is a patch for  the Remote Agent for Linux or UNIX Servers (RALUS), Remote Media Agent for Linux Servers (RMALS) or Remote Agent for Macintosh Systems (RAMS).  This is because when a hotfix fixes a problem with RALUS, RMALS and RAMS, it will place a patch in the Agents directory under the BE installation directory.  There is no alert to notify you of this patch.

To install these patches,

  1. Create a directory on the Unix, Linux or Mac machines.
  2. Copy the hotfix into this directory
  3. Unpack the hotfix file, e.g tar -zxvf ralus4164HF138226.tar
  4. Switch to super-user
  5. Run the command ./ to install the patch.

If you are using an X-terminal session, you can use Archive Manager to extract the file, in place of Step...

Dev T | 15 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

To understand the Types/Methods of Backup we must dive into the attributes of a file.

There are 4 basic attributes of a file which are known as DOS attributes:


Whenever we think of Backups we must only think of the ARCHIVE attribute. 

Thumb Rule: Whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is ON (1) the file is ready for backup and whenever the ARCHIVE attribute is OFF (0) the file has been backed up.

There are 5 types of backups:

1.    Normal/Full Backup: This backup method will backup the entire selection list irrespective of the ARCHIVE BIT, but after the backup is over it will RESET the ARCHIVE bit to 0 (Change it to 0 : Meaning the file(s) has been backed up)

2.    Incremental Backup: This backup method will only backup those files on which the ARCHIVE...

Mjahtetn | 13 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

It is a common scenario that a customer will call because they did not receieved the license key (esp. for BUE) after renewing the maintenance and register it on the license portal.

After the registration, it says that Data not Available for the license key.

Maintenance are being renewed each year for free technical support assistance and free of charge upgrades.

Once the maintenance expired, a customer is still license to use the software however, he was unable to avail the other benefits.

How to get the license key:

Renewal Serial number is also for the maintenance and will not generate the license key of the product. One must process the upgrade in the license portal in order to do that.

One can also call customer service, to get the license key as well as the notification ID for the upgrade.

In addition to that, one can also process the license key directly on the license portal.