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lmosla | 12 Nov 2012 | 0 comments

Do I have to verify?    Here is a short summary of what’s up with that verify portion of the job that everyone says is so important, but seems to take too long. 

To ensure your backups are healthy it is strongly recommended to run a Verify.  The Verify job checks that data can be read or restored from the media. Backup Exec includes this as a default in backup jobs but you can schedule the verify operation to run at a different time or you can disable it. Scheduling Verify to run at a separate time enables the backup jobs to complete in a shorter time window.

Options  are:

At the end of the job.  This is automatically set in the job

After job finishes, as a  separate job  You can check the checkbox to  Verify the data on the client if the device supports it;  This allows the verify job to run remotely therefore freeing up...

Donald Eady | 29 Oct 2012 | 4 comments


-          Browse to on the right hand side of this page click on  Traialware as highlighted below

-          On the Trialware page choose Backup exec and then Download Now

-          Review and agree to the terms and conditions and you will be taken to a software download page

-          You may be prompted to enter/create your SymAccount login crendentials

-    ...

Swathi Turlapaty | 04 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Virtualizationinjects more complexity in what has traditionally been a complex and oftentimes overlooked practice—disaster recovery. Organizations either lack such plans or do not completely follow through with them. A lack of visibility across thevirtual and physical infrastructure, as well as IT organizations who try tomake traditional backup and restore practices work within a virtual world, are just a few of the problems.  Symantec offers a few suggestions to consider when creating or reevaluating disasterrecovery strategies. Read this article to find out how your organization can better prepare with a comprehensive disaster recovery plan.

Jerry Gowen | 04 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Posted on Behalf of Scott Gould, Senior Network and Systems Analyst, Gynecological Oncology Group's Statistical Data Center

When a couple with young children starts shopping for a new car, what do you think will be at the top of their list? Speed? Resale value? The stereo system? These features might all be important to them, but chances are safety will be their first concern. Similarly, it’s easy to get caught up in new technologies today, like cloud computing, virtualization and mobile devices. It’s easy to see all the advantages these trends can provide without thinking about how they will affect our ability to keep our information safe and available. For healthcare organizations in particular, the need to protect personal information goes hand in hand with providing quality patient care. Industry regulations are becoming increasingly strict, and reports of data breaches are frequently in the news. But while they’re...

Jerry Gowen | 04 Oct 2012 | 0 comments

Posted on Behalf of Nicholas Hibbard, Senior Staff Accountant, Burlington Housing Authority

How many of us wish life had an “Undo” button, when we say something we shouldn’t, or waste a day looking at funny cat pictures on the Internet? It would be useful to have a way to get back something we lost. But this is more than wishful thinking for businesses today, it’s a necessity. When files are lost and can’t be recovered, it can be disastrous. And while IT is often concerned about business data such as intellectual property and financial records, their ultimate goal is to serve people. And one of the most fundamental ways to serve their customers is by protecting their private information, especially when that information includes documents such as rent payment and utility bills. If the organization that gives someone the ability to pay the rent loses any of its information, it could cause problems for a lot of people...

AmolB | 03 Oct 2012 | 8 comments

Very often there are queries on the connect site related to BE Quick Start Edition.

This blogs explains what all and what not is included in the QSE.



BE Quick Start Edition is a cut down version of Backup Exec. QSE is shipped by Tape Drive manufaturers

along with the hardware.This edition is useful only for a small setup like a single server with a tape drive.

For larger setup full version of BE will be required. For media server OS compatibility refer to Backup Exec

Software compatibility list.


 Features Included in QSE:

  • Can be used to backup only standalone server (server on which QSE is installed)
  • QSE can backup to a disk as well as to a tape
  • Supports DLO ( 5 Desktop & Laptops only)
  • With LEO multiple tape drives can be added to the library.


 Limitation of QSE:...

AmolB | 28 Sep 2012 | 2 comments

Frequently there are posts on the connect site about protecting or recovering Backup Exec itself from a Disaster.

Below procedure explains what to backup and how to recover Backup Exec.



Everyday Backup Exec runs a database maintenance and creates a healthy copy of BE database.

This copy of database is saved in the form of BEDB.bak in the DATA folder, located in the installation

directory of BE. The option of database maintenance is enabled by default and it runs at 04:00 hours.

This option can be disabled (not recommended) and the schedule time of maintenance can be changed too.

In BE2010 and older versions, Database Maintenance option is avialable in the BE console -> Tools ->

Options -> Database Maintenance. In BE 2012 this option is avialable in BE console -> Backpu Exec

button (Top left hand corner) -> Configuration & Settings -> Backup Exec Settings...

Jason Wiese | 21 Sep 2012 | 4 comments

There seems to be a problem in Backup Exec 2012 in how it detects virtual windows servers (Hyper-V) as being virtual rather than being physical boxes.

When you backup new virtual servers on the host machine, Backup Exec normally adds the newly discovered virtual servers to the selection list as virtual servers with the blue virtual server icon.

However, if you have already installed the Backup Exec Remote Agent for Windows Servers inside of the virtual server prior to backing up the virtual server for the first time, Backup Exec sees the server as a physical box and adds the virtual server to the selection list as a physical server. Backup Exec then says this server has never been backed up and you can not do any granular restores of the virtual server.

The workaround for me was to delete the mis-identified virtual server from the selection list. Uninstall the Backup Exec Agent from inside the virtual server. Then do a backup of the host again. Backup Exec then...

Krishna Pratap Singh | 16 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

So far we have covered the steps on how to download the plugin, configure the pre-requisites and finally Install the plugin. All this is fine but we still need to do some configurations on the plugin so that we are all set for monitoring the Back Exec environments, which is afterall our primary requirement isn't it. So without taking too much of your time, lets just jump straight into it.

Configuring the plug-in to start monitoring Backup Exec environments

To monitor Backup Exec servers, several agent procedures have been provided under Agent Procedures > Manage Procedures > Schedule /Create > Shared > Backup Exec Procedure. All the agent procedures MUST be run from this default...

Kyle Drake | 11 Sep 2012 | 0 comments

So I just finished up VMworld in San Francisco week before last, and I was amazed at how many different products were out there to enhance customers’ virtual infrastructures, whether their data centers were on premise or “in the cloud”.  There were many monitoring and reporting products, partner companies looking to relieve the burden for customers to manage their virtual projects, and of course many products that provide backup and recovery capabilities for critical virtual machines.  I think there were 4 or 5 that claimed they were “#1 in VM backups”.   I haven’t seen so much confusion on who’s number 1 since college football introduced the BCS!

What was clear was that the companies touting “#1” were all point product solutions specifically for VM backup and recovery.  These solutions solely focus on the virtual machines themselves, with a little integration to VMware’s management...