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DominikG | 25 Nov 2009 | 0 comments
The available knowledge base article to move a Backup Exec server to another machine does not help you, if the new machine runs on a different OS, e.g. 64-bit operating system.
I noticed that many users do not know of a useful option in Backup Exec, named “copy server configurations”. With this free option and my following guide, you will be able to copy your existing Backup Exec server onto a new machine with different operating system.
If both servers are present, you could use the following steps to copy your data:
please note:
Go to "Tools" -> "Install options and license keys on this media server" and check if the free option to copy server configuration, named "copy server configurations", is installed on the media server. If not, please install it.
copy the data:
1. Bring both...
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...

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...
Mark Garringer | 03 Sep 2009 | 1 comment

Our second meeting went very well. It was great to see returning faces as well as new faces at Adesa in Carmel!

19 people attended from 14 different orginizations around the Indianapolis area!

Phil Weingart gave a quick overview of the backup environment at Adesa, touching on design challenges and future projects. We also had two very successful breakout sessions discussing Disaster Recovery and VCB Implementation.

Our next meeting is scheduled for December 8th. Stay tuned for details on time and location!

Attached are the meeting minutes, a copy of Phil's presentation, a write up on Sallie Mae's VCB Implementation, and a VCB Proxy Installation slide show.

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...

| 07 Jul 2009 | 1 comment


you can switch to install mode while lusers are on the server. However I would recommend that you disable log on for new users till you installed the stuff:

Please use the following command before you start with the remote agent installation.

change logon /disable
change user /install

Install software

change user /execute
change logon /enable

Please let me know if you have any other resolutions for the same.

KimITRecrt | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

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GFK | 24 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

It used to be good enough to have your Monday tape and your Tuesday tape and what you did was … hmm, not working so well in today’s media rich business environment. VPN has meant I can work through my business network anywhere in the world - and WiFi more or less anywhere cable free and create stuff that isn’t necessarily in the right place to be backed up onto my Monday tape, or Tuesday tape. The only place I may struggle to work is on an aeroplane (which may also be a barrier that’s coming down) … and yet I’m writing this at 37,000 feet somewhere North-West of Munich.

Given that the messaging infrastructure and business file and print servers still seems to be separated by the red sea, a PDA to give me email may be good enough. Where a few years back more of our important business information resided centrally and less on laptops or desktops, or at remote offices, this now means that the chances are you are likely to be still totally...

Karthikeyan Sundaram | 16 Apr 2009 | 4 comments

Hello Guys,

While searching in My Google Chrome- i found this Document. I think this will be moreful to find the Documents in EnterPrise Support website.

Enjoy Netbackup Doc's

Karthikeyan Sundaram.

GFK | 01 Apr 2009 | 0 comments

If you are not on Backup Exec 12.5 you really should think about upgrading, if not for the new comprehensive recovery of virtual and physical systems, or enhanced granular data recovery, or the fact that Backup Exec is now integrated with the Symantec ThreatConTM system to automatically manage continuous data protection functionality in an increased threat cycle, but for the fact that the new version of Backup Exec enhances the management capabilities around managing disk and tape based backup - across the board.

The great thing about upgrading is its simplicity. Now you can run the Backup Exec Environment Check on the computer on which you want to install Backup Exec, before you actually install Backup Exec for real. This makes sure that the installation process can complete. If there are any configuration issues the environment check kicks out warnings that tell you if there are configuration issues that can be fixed or that will prevent the BE installation.

I would...