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kirankamreddy | 25 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

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Alex Sakaguchi | 21 Feb 2013 | 2 comments

Don’t customers hate being misled?

I know I do.  Sometimes it can be innocent…you know, like maybe the sales person wasn’t as knowledgeable as he/she could’ve been.  Or perhaps they were new.  In any case, it behooves the customer to do some homework to make sure that they are not being misled, innocently or otherwise.


Your homework is done.

I came across a situation recently where a customer said that a vendor told them their solution could do global deduplication the same as Symantec, but cheaper.  My first thought was wow that’s a big deal.  As you may know, Symantec deduplication capabilities built into NetBackup and Backup Exec offer customers the flexibility of leveraging dedupe at the client, server, or target, and can efficiently dedupe across workloads like physical and...

PackMatt73 | 14 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Extensive virtualization is just a fact of life in IT today. Driving down cost and increasing IT agility are the primary drivers behind going virtual. With an increasing number of complex workloads wrapped up in virtual machines (VMs), organizations are challenged to maintain the same degree of security and protection from a physical environment and also leverage benefits brought by virtualization. Attaining the service levels for these business systems requires a high degree of visibility into virtual environments. 

This is where Symantec Backup Exec V-Ray Edition comes into play. Symantec Backup Exec 2012 V-Ray Edition is designed to completely protect your VMware or Hyper-V virtual environments. With advanced host-based virtual protection and integrated deduplication, the V-Ray Edition gives you worry-free backup and recovery for virtual machines and virtualized applications. And Backup Exec gives you granular recovery of entire virtual machines, single files, Active...

gmunyadzwe | 14 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

I have a BE environment comprising of 1 server. It uses an external SQL database in a clustered environment. Even with a cluster setup, the environment is not bullet proof, that is it is prone to failure, thereby bringing down with it the BE server. I do have a server that I can build another BE environment on. Questions...

1. Can i use a built in database and link it anyhow to the one in the sql cluster? if so, how? if not, whats the best approach to this problem?

2. Can the storage be shared by both servers without any issues, that is, can i still use the storage with the clustered BE server?

3. Can the backup sets be shared by both servers; can i restore the backup from one server using the other server?

Adminbaw | 14 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Hello, i have a problem during installation of Backup Exec 2012.

I am not able to install Backup Exec 2012.

During the environmentchek it says that the environment is ok.
But i get a strange pop up that says
"The installation failed due to an unexpected error:Absolute Path information is required".

I can go trough the installation to the point where i get the installation summary.
I can click on next, than i get the same pop up an the installation freezes!

The environment is Windows Server 2003 SP2


dotlike | 28 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

To change the display language in Backup Exec 2012 edit the REG_SZ value Language (set 'DE' for german or for example 'EN' for english) in

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symantec\Backup Exec For Windows\Backup Exec

and start Backup Exec 2012 GUI

Jason_Dowzell | 23 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

With the ever increasing usage of disk based backup solutions, one of the questions I get asked most often is around the future of tape. There is no doubt that disk offers many benefits over tape, not least restore performance and reliability, combined with some great technical advances like deduplication. That said, does tape still have a place in modern data protection?

Rarely a week passes when I don’t talk to a customer who wants to reduce their reliance on tape. The main challenges customers experience with tape are performance, especially when backing up lots of small files, restore speed, and also reliability issues caused by media volatility and drive failures. Add to that the cost of taking tapes off-site and cycling them back on site each day and it is little wonder many want to try and reduce their reliance on the technology.
Disk as a backup technology has been around for many years but, in recent years, has become almost a...
Paul VanDyke | 21 Jan 2013 | 2 comments
I would like to share my personal experience with Backup Exec with the hope for positive change.  I have been a Backup Exec user since version 6 when the product was owned by Seagate.  I have been in the IT industry for over 20 years.  I have been responsible for running backups for 16 years.  As a network administrator, I took great pride in maintaining all aspects of the network, including my disaster recovery plan.  I did a full datacenter restore from tape once in my carreer, and I would like to never have to do that again. The restore was scheduled over a weekend and it took five days.  That experience taught me that you can never plan enough and that good backups can make or break a career.
And that is why I feel so compelled to write this.  As the internet and the dot com trend hit the industry, my data center began to grow and with it, so did my backups.  I had upgraded from my Exabyte M2 tape drive to...
lmosla | 16 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

There are 3 ways Backup Exec 2012 can be licensed:

A. import a Symantec License File (SLF)
1. From the “Add Licenses” screen, click Import From File.
2. Browse to the location where to you saved the .slf file.
3. Select the SLF.
4. Click Open.

B. type the serial numbers (NOTE: This requires an Internet connection and the availability of port 443)
1. From the “Add Licenses” screen, enter the serial numbers that are listed on your license certificate.
2. Click Add.
3. Click Next to submit the serial numbers for verification.

C. install a 60-day trial version

Even after everything seems to be entered properly this problem can occur under the following circumstances:

Maintenance serial numbers were entered and not the Product serial numbers


lmosla | 15 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Some issues that may occur if BESA does not have the required rights:
• Backups or Restores are failing
• Log on Account Errors
• In the backup selections “Enable Trust relation" keeps displaying
• During an install of Backup Exec for Windows Servers when entering the service account information the error "Unable to authenticate with the user and password information given for \User name " appears .
• On system boot, the Backup Exec Device and Media Service fails to start automatically and generates Event ID 7041

All of the Backup Exec services (except the Backup Exec Remote Agent) run under a user account which the Backup Exec system services use. When a user account is configured for the Backup Exec services to use it is known as the BESA (Backup Exec Service Account).

During the Backup Exec install the Backup Exec service Account (BESA) and the Backup Exec system logon...