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SeanRegan | 13 Jun 2011 | 4 comments

We have seen some bombastic marketing over the last several months in the data protection space.  One vendor stuffed 26 women in a Mini Cooper, and Veeam called platform proliferation “the next big thing” when they announced intentions to deliver Hyper-V support in December of 2011 – despite it being available for the past three years from Symantec. Let’s cut through noise and look at some of the underlying facts.

Innovative, Established and Proven

•                Over 15,000 companies already leverage Symantec’s Backup Exec for Hyper-V support. What Veeam has announced has been in the market for 3 years with Symantec Backup Exec. 

•                Backup Exec protects over 75,000 virtual...

pkh | 04 Jun 2011 | 0 comments

If you are using barcode labels and a HP tape library, you might be interested in the attached document from HP.   In particular, on page 11, there is a table which specify which suffix denotes which kind of tape.

un baiat | 06 May 2011 | 0 comments

Made a short tuorial on how to solve the problem. hope it helps. 

Here is the link to my blog post:

http://www.lo0.ro/2011/solving-lotus-domino-backup-exec-unable-to-attach-to-a-resource-v-79-57344-33932-unable-to-attach-to-a-resource-v-79-57344-33932/

and here is the solution:

Edit the job. go to Settings -> Advanced -> Open file backup when Advanced Open File Option is not used.
Change With a lock check box to Without a lock.

Kiran Bandi | 07 Apr 2011 | 3 comments

How to configure Backup-Disk jobs,media sets & Backup Exec for proper overwriting of backup sets?

Media Overwrite Protection Level: FULL. (From tools --> Options --> Media Management)

Job should start as Overwrite Only. (Backup job properties)

Media Set Configurations:

For daily backups with one week retension: OPP 6 days & AP None

For Weekly backups with a month of retension: OPP 4 weeks & AP None

For Monthly Backups with a Year retension: OPP 360 days (some value less than an year but more than 11 months) & AP None.

With all the above settings, each B2D job will create a separate backup set (.bkf file) and from the starting of second cycle BE starts overwriting the oldest among the recyclable media.

Regards....

Kiran Bandi | 29 Mar 2011 | 3 comments

Some of the main differences between Backup Exec and Backup Exec System Recovery:

1) Backup Exec is a backup and restore software, whereas Backup exec System Recovery is a recovery software.

2) BESR can write data only to disks not to tapes, whereas BE can write to both.

3) BE works at file level whereas BESRworks at block level.

4) One of the main features of BESR is dissimilar hardware restore technology. One can perform a Bare Metal Restore of a system with Backup Exec also, but mostly onto a similar hardware.

5) BESR can perform Physical to Virtual conversations, BE cannot.

Regards...

Kiran Bandi | 17 Mar 2011 | 2 comments

Most common issues with tape devices:

1) Tape drive asks for cleaning more frequently.

2) Media will be marked as full after writing very less amount of data to it. (Will happen with all the media in the library)

3) Media requested by BE may not be inserted properly into the drive.

The first two indicates that there is a problem with tape drive. Investigation has to be done with tools provided by the vendor. Like HPLTT tools for HP drives, IBM ITDT tool for IBM make etc... Perform a write test also along with the general investigations. And some times the drive temperature also create problems. (Drive fan assembly may be having issues). If any problems reported during the testing by using vendor tools, contact the vendor and ask for a replacement.

The third indicates there may be a problem with robot. In this case you can see something like "Stow operation failed at slot XX"...

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:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchangeIS\ParametersSystem

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

 

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:

READ, HIDDEN, SYSTEM and ARCHIVE

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...