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Filebackup failed - In event log the “Virtual Disk Service” has stopped (at nearly same time)

We have an Windows 2008 R2 server which is used as file server. At the weekend my colleague makes a file-backup via backup exec. We do this on many servers but only this one make problems. We have ...
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Backup exec LTO tape capacity shows as 17.8GB

I have come across administering a Backup Exec 10d system, and all its tapes show a Total Capacity of 17,8 GB while showing a Used Capacity of e.g. 281GB. The tapes are LTO2 so they should have 200GB ...
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Mitigating low usb disk space error in backup scenario

In our workplace we have setup a backup system consisting the Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R3 and Synology NAS The backup are scheduled as follows Symantec Backup Exec ---[1]---> Synology Rack ...
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HP MSL2024 LTO6 2 Drive & HP ProLiant DL180 G6

Wanted to get some insight on setting up the below. I have an existing backup server: HP ProLiant DL180 G6 running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard 64-Bit & Backup Exec 12.5. And recently purchased ...
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Recommended disk array for backup use with SCDPM? [closed]

I am trying to create a new disk array that will have two purposes: Archiving data long-term nightly backups This is replacing 10 TB configured across several consumer grade USB disks, Backup ...
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what to backup on windows server over vmware [closed]

I have backup exec 2012 and I have to backup about 10 windows (2003/2008/2012) servers. The windows machine are over a vmware environment (the old 3.5 for now). I want to backup both vmware image ...
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678 views

How does append period work and why should I bother about it?

I'm sitting and trying to understand how Appending Period and more importantly WHY should I use it and HOW do I use it for smart and efficient backups. I've been rummaging through tutorials, checking ...
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Method to Backup Files/Directories while Maintaining File Structure - Per Year

I need a method that may be able to accomplish what I am trying to do. This is a one time thing, any direction would be appreciated. I need to archive a massive Windows share but I would like to be ...
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309 views

VSS Snapshot Warning - File c:\windows\system32\mtxcip2.dll is not present on the snapshot

Our backup server is a Server 2012 R2 machine running Backup Exec 2012. I receive the error while backing up a Server 2008 server which is running the Backup Exec Remote Agent, Symantec Protection ...
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Configuring Backup Exec 2012 using USB hard drives as media

I have found some information on this but have not found the exact answers to these questions. Background I have installed backup exec 2012 (with agents for databases) I have configured a storage ...
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189 views

Backing up Windows 2003 Server that has Certificate Authority

I want to export and migrate a Certificate Authority CA role from a Windows 2003 machine to a new copy of Windows 2008 R2 virtual machine. I was told that I cannot have 2 CA roles on the same network ...
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137 views

Automatically Snapshoting AWS instances (or other back up strategy)

I just realized that my aws instance count has risen into the double digits. I'm currently backing portions of my folders and dbs and moving them off to a backup instance. What I think I should be ...
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476 views

Backup Exec 2012 - Global exclusions by directory name?

I'm kind of a n00b with BE, so forgive me if this should be obvious. With other backup systems in the past, we have had a general policy of excluding any folder named DoNotBackup. This provides a ...
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290 views

BackupExec 2012 File System Archiving - Access is denied to Remote Agent

Gentlemen, I've been struggling with a Trial version of Symantec Backup Exec 2012 for about a week now. It was installed as an upgrade to our 12.5 license, and the setup completed with no issues. ...
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309 views

USB 3 External Drives + Hub for Server Backups?

Background My company is a small to mid-sized business and averages 200-350 GBs of backups per night, coming from 12 servers. Our backups are running on Backup Exec 12.5. We want to be really cheap ...
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182 views

Backing up and restoring remote servers

I have backup exec 2010 R2. Going to be upgrading to 2012 here in the next day or two. I have several servers onsite and 4 remote servers. To backup the 4 remote servers to the tape library device ...
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1k views

Symantec Backup Exec can't see network shares

I have a CentOS 6 host with a NFS export where I have stored some virtual machine backups. Now I want those backups to tape for archival. I have mounted the share to a drive letter under Windows 2003 ...
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146 views

Backup Exec - How does it see Overwriteable media?

I have a Backup to Disk folder (on a USB Drive) which does a full backup Monday through Saturday, inclusive. It runs at 23:00 each day, but the drive is only large enough to fit 5 backups. (Each ...
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Backup Exec - Differential Backups and Overwriting

I have a setup for a customer whereby a full backup is conducted on a Friday - then Monday through to Thur, differentials are carried out. Now, there is a single media set for these two jobs (I ...
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464 views

VMware vSphere 4.1 and BackupExec 2010

I'm sure a common problem with most shops is backups, their size, and the window in which you have to back up the data. What we are working with: VMware vSphere 4.1 Cluster PS4000XV Equallogic ...
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Symantec Backup exec 2012 for SBS - moving data to offsite drives

Can anyone advise how best to run the following strategy, or even if it is possible/sensible strategy? I am looking to backup an SBS server using BE2012 where the data is backed up on a weekly full ...
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LTO3 tape volume appears to be smaller than 800GB

I am using BackupExec and it is asking for second tape. I am using LTO-3 ultrium 800 gig 2:1 compression tapes and it stops and asks for secound tape at 558,916,035,547 Byte count. Is my setup wrong ...
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522 views

Can a backup server HBA be zoned into 2 tape drives without confusing applications?

| tape drive 1 | ---- | switch 1 | ---- hba1 | backup server | hba2 ---- | switch 2 | -----| tape drive 2 | Our backup server has 2 FC HBAs. Each is zoned into a different drive on the back of the ...
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Backup Exec has lost compression ability

We are running Backup Exec 11d (Version 11.0 Rev 6235) The server is hooked up to an HP Ultrium 440 tape drive. It has been performing very well for a few years now, it has processed about 3-400 TB. ...
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Symantec Backup Exec 2010 not compressing data anymore

I am using Symantec Backup Exec 2010 in conjunction with an HP Storagewors 2024 tape library system. It used to compress the data well. As we are using 400/800gb tapes. For awhile now it is just ...
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675 views

Cannot get Backup Exec 11d to recognize my RDX device on windows server?

We have Backup Exec 11d for windows server running on windows server that currently backups up our data on tape drive. We purchased an 500GB RDX drive to replace the tape drives but cannot get Backup ...
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Unchanging/Passive content backup procedure

What is the simplest of ways to backup my data: It's a 1.5 TB disk (25% free now) I have LTO4 tape and media 800/1600 I have Symantec Backup Exec The data is not changing, only a very short % is ...
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Backup Exec & Multiple Servers

So I'm looking at our current Backup Exec system and am running into a very basic issue with only a stupidly complex solution as far as I've seen on their site. Servers back up one at a time. We ...
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206 views

Symantec Backup Exec and connecting to IPC shares?

I am hoping to be able to have Symantec Backup Exec (2010) connect to some Windows machines via their IPC shares for backup. It seems to work for a couple machines I tried, but several others it's ...
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How can I determine Success/Failure of Jobs in Backup Exec database?

I'm trying to programmatically gather backup history from the Backup Exec 12.5 database. I think I can get this from the JobHistoryDetail table, but that's a guess (Please correct me if I'm wrong on ...
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190 views

Symantec Backup exec recovery test of my exchange server

I came into a new environment which runs pretty old systems. Windows Server 2003 with Exchange 2003. They backing up servers with Symantec backup exec 11d. For compliance reason and that I can sleep ...
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Acceptable level of hard write errors on tape?

What is an acceptable level of hard write errors on tape? Specifically, what is acceptable on HP LTO-2 media? Is it a hard number of errors, a ratio of hours in use to errors, or something else ...
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Odd problem with Backup Exec - 427 GB of Data filling an 800 Gig Tape

We are currently trying to diagnose an ongoing issue with a clients backup in Backup Exec. They have an LTO4 Drive that they are backing up to. When they backup it fills the tape (which has a capacity ...
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Use of Append for Backup Exec 10.1d - Two Jobs to One Tape

We are running a Windows 2003 SBS server and Backup Exec 10.1d We currently have one job which backs up both hard drives then the exchange server, but recently we have had problems with VSS ...
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Back up server in separate domain

I currently have a backup server on one domain, say domain A. This backup server has Backup exec 11d installed on it, and is responsible for backing up numerous other servers in the same domain. I ...
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469 views

Firewall blocking backups

I currently have two database servers (SQLMS) and two web servers (IIS) that host several websites. Between the two sets of servers lies a PIX firewall unit. I am fairly new to the company and am very ...
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Symantec backupexec troubleshooting issues with a Dell Robotic tape Library in Windows 2003

I’m running Symantec BackupExec 12.0 on a Windows 2003 server. After I powered down my SCSI tape drive (Dell PowerVault 124t autoloader) it no longer shows up in Backup Exec in the device pool. So ...
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Proper use of disk to disk to tape backup using de-duplication and LTO5

I currently have ~12TB of data for a full disk to tape (LTO3) backup. Needless to say, it's now requiring over 16 tapes so I'm looking at other solutions. Here is what I've come up with. I'd like ...
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Low performance between VMware and backupexec

I have a dedicated HP backup server, connected to an HP autoloader(SAS). The server is connected through 1 Gbps (network interfaces bridged) IPv4 to the network, where I from BackupExec 2010 R3 ...
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Is backing up SQL Server data and log file supported?

i know that Microsoft SQL Server nowhere documents that it is safe, correct, valid, or intended to backup the data (.mdf) and log (.ldf) files (*while SQL Server is running). i.e. you have no idea ...
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How to backup Symantec Backup Exec's catalog?

I'm running Backup Exec 12.5 on Windows Server 2008 Standard x64. The Server is connected to a Dell Powervault 124T with a SCSI interface and i run backups for the server itself and other jobs that ...
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180 views

tool for sizing backup target

I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations on tools or ways to calculate out what your backup-to-disk target should be sized at for Backup Exec? I'm working on a project for a customer and we ...
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Backup Exec: Seeking guidance on hands-off backup-to-disk strategy

In a nutshell: SBS03 server with Backup Exec 12 installed. Two USB drives, each 1TB. USB drives are swapped weekly. A weekly full backup and 4 days of subsequent backups just about fills a ...
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best way to backup Exchange 2003 using Symantec Backup Exec 12.5

I'm a newbie admin for an Exchange 2003 server running on Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard, all storage on the server is local, no DAS, SAN or NAS. The server is being backed up to magnetic tape using ...
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Hyper-v back-up

We are trying to decide a good backup strategy for our new Hyper-V setup. We have 3 VMs on Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V host. We installed Symantec BackupExec 2010 on the host and have the Hyper-V Agent ...
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Hyper-V and Backup Exec 2010

We are using Backup Exec 2010 R2 with the Hyper-V agent installed on our Hyper-V host. THe backup exec media server is also installed on the Hyper-V host. When we backup our VMs, BExec backs up the ...
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Strategy for backing up TFS 2008

I have Backup exec 2010 R2 running on Win2008 R2, and I need to backup TFS 2008. I have about 10gb of TFS database files. From msdn articles I have read, all backups of the TFS databases must be time ...
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Help starting to design a VAR's backup strategy for many independent customers?

Is there any particular backup / imaging software which seems to be a good fit for our situation, or is there some other direction I should be looking in to meet our requirements? I realize this is a ...
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648 views

Restore Backup Exec tapes without Backup Exec running

I've got old backup tapes I need to pull data from that were created with Backup Exec some years ago, but unfortunately we no longer run Windows servers on our network. Our entire tape backup system ...
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Backup Exec backup-to-disk folder creation - Access denied

I'm having a difficult time creating a backup-to-disk folder in Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 and Backup Exec 2010. The backend storage is a Nexenta/ZFS-based NAS filer sharing the volume via CIFS. I've ...