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DominikG | 19 Nov 2009 | 2 comments

Many users of Backup Exec are annoyed by the recommendation to apply all hotfixes made to the server also to the remote agent. I think this is quite understandable, because in daily business it is in most cases simply not easy to do it because of other, higher priority topics.

With this short piece of text I would like to change your point of view.
Please consider the following facts:

1. Many problems of backups with BE result out of a mismatch of server and RAWS.
2. Hotfixes are hotfixes, because they fix important issues.
3. If you have to call tech support, they will definitely check the version of server and RAWS and in case they do not match advise you to update.
4. This is really important: If you are waiting too long, the number of updates that have to be applied increase that much that a push update will no longer be possible.

The last point is really important. My investigations showed that somewhere between 8 (result of tech...

Twixxica_09 | 25 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

Hope  this helps...

Compatibilty list for BUE product

For more information just go to this website: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/documentation.jsp?language=english&view=comp&pid=15047

Kind Regards,

Twixxica_ica :)

Twixxica_09 | 25 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Version Upgrades FAQ

If you have question regarding upgrades just visit this website:
http://www.symantec.com/business/products/upgrades/faq/index.jsp

Kind Regards,
Twixxica_ica :)
 

GFK | 04 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

The right resource, at the right time, for the right cost

Most of us never really have the time (or inclination for that matter) to design and deploy a really great solution backup strategy based on BE and/or BESR. There are a whole raft of really good partners of Symantec’s who do this and can help customers get the best out of their BE deployment as well as keep the environment up to date. In order to compliment services offered by partners there are a number of fixed priced service offerings from Symantec to help support both customers and partners accelerate the successful implementation and upgrade of Backup Exec and Backup Exec System Recovery when resources can be limited.

The services are suitable for Small Business customers whose environments range in size from 1 to 10 servers. The fixed price gives the customer the comfort of knowing that the project will never exceed their allocated budgets providing a number of key benefits:

  • Minimise...
bhupeshsingh | 26 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

Circular logging must be disabled if you want to do the following:

Run incremental and differential backups.

Recover data up to the point of failure.

Run continuous backups of Information Store transaction logs.

Put transaction log files on a separate physical disk from the database. If the disk that contains the database is damaged, the transaction logs are available as a recovery resource.

Set the retention period for deleted items and mailboxes to a length of time that is appropriate for the available disk space. The longer the retention period, the more disk space is required. However, some retention period can prevent you from having to restore a mailbox or database. If possible, configure the Exchange server so that items are not deleted until a full backup is performed.

Make Write Cache unavailable on the SCSI controller. Data corruption can occur if the computer fails before the operation is written to disk.

Monitor the...

Monica Girolami | 19 Aug 2009 | 0 comments
Efficiency. That seems to be on the minds of many business leaders. Lately I have been thinking about how organizations can improve efficiency. So many businesses are brainstorming how to keep their business operating at its best without breaking the bank.
 
Simple steps can often have a big impact. One thing that is often pushed aside during economic downtimes is upgrading backup software.  But in the meantime, new technologies, such as server virtualization and the latest versions of Windows, have been implemented within the environment and need to be supported by the backup software. 
 
It surprises me how often we find that organizations are operating on outdated backup software by three years or more. When you consider the significant technology improvements made with each new version, organizations are missing out on a number of key benefits that can ultimately save time and money through...
CraigV | 06 Aug 2009 | 0 comments

I've already written an article on how we moved from ARCserve 11.5 on about 34 sites to Backup Exec 11D, detaling all the issues we had and how we got around them, so this blog deals with moving to Backup Exec 12.5 and why we did so!

I am a storage engineer for an outsource team, looking after a very large production company with sites across Africa and Asia.

Over the course of around 18 months, we were running Backup Exec 11D (first rev. 6235 which was problematic from the start), and then on to rev. 7170 (which brought more stability, but only just). With our initial financial considerations for moving over to BE moving out the way (ARCserve licensing would have worked out more expensive to relicense than to buy a new application with licenses!), the focus turned to getting stability in the backup environment. Backup Exec had been chosen as it was cheaper to license, support seemed better, and with the problems using ARCserve being an almost constant...

RahulG | 04 Aug 2009 | 3 comments

Hello All,

  There have been cases when you have to update the remote agents on the remote clients. Most of us either push install the remote agent or perform the local install of the remote agent . Some time its difficult to use the push install utility or perform the local install when you have to update the remote agent on many servers . So here is the solution for it ,there is a new utility in 12.5 called the Remote Agent for Windows Systems Bulk Upgrade and Update Utility. Its documented in the Administrators guide on page 904. You can run the utility from the install directory of Backup Exec. The utility name is "RAWSBulkUpdate.exe.
Here is an excerpt from the admin guide:

The Remote Agent for Windows Systems Bulk Upgrade and Update Utility lets you install Remote Agent upgrades and updates to multiple servers simultaneously. The utility helps you to better manage environments with multiple servers. You can use the Bulk Upgrade and Update...

RahulG | 20 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

The Backup Exec Command Line Applet is a convenient way to access some of the most useful features of Backup Exec from a command prompt.

The Command Line Applet allows management of only one media server at a time, but allows for remote management of media servers within an enterprise. However, if the Central Admin Server Option (CASO) is installed, you can administer all servers managed by the central administration server.

Backup Exec must be installed and running on a media server in order for the Command Line Applet to target it, but the Command Line Applet does not have to be run from a media server. The Command Line Applet uses functional command switches typed in a command prompt window to perform most Backup Exec functions and utilities.

Note: Backup Exec Command Line Applet is only backwards compatible for a previous release and dot releases of the same version of Backup Exec.

The Command Line Applet displays job statuses as numeric values....

| 09 Jul 2009 | 4 comments

When using the Backup Exec MSVS agent  to backup the Hyper-V virtual images it will backup the complete hard drive and not the actual data on the drive. I mean if you have created a VHD of 100 GB and have only 30 GB used, when we backup it the VHD it will backup complete 100GB and not 30 GB this is because Unlike VMware, MS doesnot provide any utilty like VCB which inturn compress the data and lets the Backup Exec backup the only data and not the free space.

hence when backing up Hyper-V images it will backup the complete VHD though you donnot have that much data on the drive.....

Let me know if some has any other answer to this question.