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Swathi Turlapaty | 14 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

Here is the list of the top 20 Knowledge Base articles.The list is determined by various factors that prove the article's value to our customers. Therefore, please make it a point to check this list first to see if your issue has already been addressed.  And FYI, this list would be updated on a quarterly basis.

Good luck!

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The error message “Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start” is displayed when attempting to start any of the Backup Exec for Windows NT services

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DominikG | 21 Nov 2009 | 3 comments
So, like you perhaps already know, the new version of Backup Exec System Recovery got released; Backup Exec System Recovery 2010. Some things changed, that are really important. For example the Manager no longer exists. This solution got replaced by Backup Exec System Recovery Management Solution.
I do not want to give a summary of the differences or pros and contras, I only want to talk about one fact that, in my opinion, is a absolute disaster:
 
If I'm not wrong (and I really searched all the information to this issue) you will not be able to migrate your storage destinations, jobs, schedules and so on from the Manager into the Management Solution. This means, that you will have to re-create you whole backups again!
Why in the world is that not possible? I already know customers of ours who will definitely go crazy.
 
The only information I found is, that you can migrate from BESR Solution to BESR Management...
GFK | 02 Nov 2009 | 0 comments
A typical server environment consists of the main servers, drive arrays (which may or may not be directly attached to their respective servers), and disk- and tape-based backup servers. The most common IT assets are typically: patch panel, switches, secondary UPS, switch box, monitor and keyboard, blade servers, drive arrays and tape systems. Server storage devices hold organisational applications and operating systems in some partitions and documents in others.
Like any system servers are subject to a range of threats as well as maintenance which can include:
  • Server Crash
  • End users can easily overwrite or delete important documents
  • Applications need updating
  • Operating systems must be patched – perhaps tested in a virtual environment
  • Upgrade new server platforms
  • Malicious code can penetrate defences and attack data, applications, and operating systems
  • and can even get backed up if it is not...
Twixxica_09 | 23 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

What is an Eval Extender?

Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.x is fully functional in Evaluation Mode for a period of 60 days after installing the product. No license key is needed to invoke the product into Eval Mode. Simply do not enter a license key when prompted during the initial installation of the product. After the 60 day Eval period expires, if additional time is need to evaluation the product, you may extend the Eval period for an additional 30 days.

How do I use the Eval Extenders?

  • BESR 8.x (Desktop, SBS and Server editions)
  • The Backup Exec System Recovery Option (BESRO)

BESR 8.x Manager has a fully functional Eval mode for up to a max of 10 clients. After expiration (on day 61), you can extend BESR by opening the license dialogue and pressing Ctrl-Shift-F12. This will extend the Eval period to 90 days. Further extension beyond 90 days is not possible.BESR 8.x Granular Restore Option...

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...
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...
GFK | 22 May 2009 | 0 comments

Symantec recently carried out a survey on DR habits and discovered that, on the whole, DR is possibly not as successful as it should be. Seems a bit weird when the same organisations surveyed said that DR has an impact on customers, sales, and revenue. Nearly one-third of organisations reported that DR will impact their customers, while over one-fifth admitted this could also impact their sales and revenue. Hmm, I smell a rat!
OK, it’s pretty simple for me to talk about, but implementing a DR strategy can be difficult. You don’t want to impact the end user or production systems, you also don’t want to make a mess of your infrastructure in the process of putting in the very system that is supposed to save your bacon. As a result approximately half of the organisations surveyed test their DR plans either only once a year or less.
Bottom line: Organisations are not testing frequently enough to improve their plans and are not using adequate tools to reduce...

johny sim | 06 May 2009 | 2 comments

Backup Exec is a great application, my personal favorite. Recently I had issues with a backup, as you can see in one of my previous posts… the backup works fine, although compression will not turn on. It is known by most Backup Exec experts that Symantec Backup Exec enables compression when the job starts(if compression is configurable), but how do YOU know if Backup Exec is doing its job and possible the drive is to blame?

Well here is the answer, its called SGMON, its a debug tool that is used to view debugging information for Backup Exec components and services. SGMON is in “C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\SGMON.exe for Backup Exec 12.5d installations. Earlier revisions its buried in the Symantec Backup Exec folder, best bet is to just search for sgmon.exe and you’ll find it easy enough.

Run SGMON, check off Job Engine; as below…
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Symanticus | 28 Apr 2009 | 3 comments

Yesterday night, while doing server hardware migration using Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery 8.5.2 System Recovery Disk I learnt few things:

This is using cold backup method:

1. During the Backup process, it will ask for serial number.
2. Each partition will be created as single .v2i, there will be no .sv2i file as in the hot backup (this .sv2i file could've been easier if the cold backup is able to do this :-| ).
3. the restored physical server image will adjust itself to deployment LUN size.

and the most important lesson of the day is that: Error: E0BB014B: Volume Not Found was supposedly fixed in version 8.5.3

http://seer.entsupport.symantec.com/docs/318049.htm

as can be seen from:...

GFK | 12 Mar 2009 | 1 comment

Symantec recently carried out its annual IT Disaster Recovery survey of 1,000 or so IT managers across 15 countries. Now, there are a bunch of really interesting facts and it’s well worth a read, but the staggering revelation I think is that the number of applications that IT managers consider mission-critical has jumped 20% in the last year. We all know that apps like email have crept up on us and become really important to business over the last few years. But what I think is interesting is that at some point in the last 10 years IT has ceased to support the business and become the business! What do I mean - if the lights go out the business stops. The IT Disaster Recovery survey shows that on average 56% of applications are now considered mission-critical. Such a rapid increase may well pose considerable difficulties for, not just high availability but things we take for granted like Backup.

This is particularly true for those organisations who have implemented...