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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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Do I need the Backup Exec 2010 VMware Agent plus the Exchange Agent to backup an Exchange VM?

Do I need the Backup Exec 2010 VMware Agent plus the Exchange Agent to backup an Exchange VM? Or will the VMware Agent take care of it (minus any granular recovery features; we're looking for disaster ...
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Hyper-V host w/SCVMM & Backup Excec

I wanted to get any feedback with installing Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager on our Hyper-V host that also has Symantec Backup Exec 2010. Our host is running as a member of the ...
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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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Restore old Backup Exec tapes with NTbackup

I've got old backup tapes made with previous versions (v10 and v12) that I need to pull data from (related to this prior question). I have a machine set up with Windows Server 2008 and a trial ...
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Restoring from BackUp Exec to 2003 Recovery Storage Group

We seem to have some issue with recovering Exchange 2003 data via BackUp Exec 12.5 to Recovery Storage Group. We have set-up a dial-tone Exchange database, and now trying to restore latest backup to ...
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Backup Exec ~> Using Removal media to move to another server?

We have an old application that requires a Backup Exec 9. I have this backing up straight to tape currently. We are looking at doing a Disaster Recovery plan that would allow us to have a second site ...
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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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Proper sizing/settings for BackupExec B2D folders?

I'm looking to run a series of Symantec BackupExec 2010 backups to a network share hosted on a NAS device. The goal is to keep two weeks of backups consisting of a weekly full and daily incrementals. ...
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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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NetApp NDMP backup with BE 2010 R2 works, restore fails

I'm having some issues with a new Backup Exec 2010 R2 installation. I configured a NetApp FAS2020 as an NDMP device and want to backup files from the SAN to a tape drive connected to my backup server. ...
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Backup Exec 10 - Network connection to the remote agent has been lost

Okay, so I have 4 remote offices, all running off of a 3mb ethernet connection. Two sites are part of a WAN and 2 sites are using 3mb connections over a site to site tunnel. I am using Backup Exec ...
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Cannot get Backup Exec to backup Exchange

I have a media server, Windows Server 2008 SP2 running Backup Exec 2010 R2. The SQL and other Windows agents work but I cannot backup the Exchange 2010 server running Windows Server2008 R2. I have the ...
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Is there any reason why BackupExec 2010 cant find any Windows 7 machines?

If I install RAWS (from the backup exec directory) on Windows XP machines, my backup exec server is able to find them quite easily. Is Win7 not allowing RAWS to publish? Thanks
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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 ...
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Exchange 2007 restore - Backup Exec Unable to Attach to a resource

I have been struggling with this one for months! Grateful for any advice. The setup is a windows 2003 server network, 4xservers on the domain. Two exchange 2007 servers (only one with mailboxes still ...
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Scratch Media in Backup Exec

So Symantec wanted $280 per incident to use their support line without a support contract. Yikes! What is "Scratch Media"? I noticed that all the tapes in my library that aren't currently being used ...
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Backup Exec System State

Does anybody see any point in backing up System State using 'Backup Exec' when 'Backup Exec System Recovery' is running on a server? The only good thing i can see coming from it is having the System ...
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Getting an 'Access Denied' error when trying to create backup job for Backup Exec 10D

I guess the easy answer to my question is 'Something doesn't have the correct permissions'. =P. I read Backup Exec b2d NAS, but that didn't really answer my question. I have poked around the Admin ...
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Backing Up Exchange Server 2010 with Backup Exec 2010 on a 32 Bit Server

I have recently purchased a shiny new (x64) server which is running Exchange 2010, replacing my old Exchange 2003 install. The trick seems to be that Symantec's Backup Exec 2010, which is running on ...
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SBS 2008 Sharepoint Database good Memory Limit

I manage a small network running on Small Business Server 2008. Lately, the Sharepoint embedded database is getting out of control with its memory usage. I've got a total of 16 GB of RAM on this ...
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Problems restoring using Backup Exec 10D on Exchange 2003

Backup Exec 10D, Win2K3 SBS, Exchange 2003. I'm trying to do a restore job from a tape on exchange which only houses 1 mailbox store. I've created the Recovery Storage Group and linked it to the ...
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Can Backup Exec 2010 Policy “steps” be bound to specific selection lists?

I'm trying to make a policy like this: Step 1: Backup everything in full Step 2: Come back and do transaction log backups on SQL/Sharepoint (with truncate) Step 3: Verify Backups. But when it ...
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Backup Exec not overwriting 'IMG000000' folders

I'm using Backup Exec 12.5 to backup to Removable Backup-to-Disk Folders. As part of this backup, it's creating folders in the root of backup disk, called IMG000243, as well as the .bkf files in ...
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Automatic snapshots won't run on BackupExec CPS 2010

I am running Symantec BackupExec CPS 2010 on Server 2008 R2. I have everything set up ok, the backups are running and I can perform restores. I also have configured the snapshots, but they do not ...
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Setting up a Backup Exec 10d client access account

I'm looking for a way to grant limited access to the BE10d client: basically, I'd like to grant one of my users access to check on a job's status and (a limited number if possible) other BE management ...
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BackupExec first setup - is this all I need?

I have purchased BE 2010, an SQL agent, an Exchange 2010 agent and 12 server agents. Symantec gave me a link to their website, but no matter with which serial number I log in, I get the same download ...
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Backup Exec b2d NAS

I'd like to backup my servers to a Drobo NAS which shows up in Windows as a network drive. It doesn't seem possible in Backup Exec 2010 to create a backup to disk folder on a mapped network drive. I ...
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Disable Circular Logging in Exchange 2007

Exchange 2007 on Windows 2008 Server Circular logging enabled Exchange aware Backup Application (Symantec BESR 2010), on test restores, when I do eseutil /mh on the mailbox database, its in a dirty ...
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Deduplication option in Backup Exec 2010 - does it work like this?

We have a 6TB backup-to-disk system running with Backup Exec 2010. Each week, a full backup is carried out with differentials on the other days. We manage to get about four weeks of backups in there. ...
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Backup Exec job completed with exceptions: RWS_AttachToDLE

2 of this weekend's jobs completed with exceptions, and mention "RWS_AttachToDLE". I get the feeling the job did in fact complete without missing data, but I would like to be 100% sure (and can't ...
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Backup Exec running slowly, only writing every 30 to 40 seconds

We have an Idealstor BA4U2E server and a 2000-TLYTE-2RSA (2-bay SATA rack enclosure) connected to it. We run Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 on it to copy between drives. Lately our copy operation has been ...
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Backup Exec runs out of tapes… because it hasn't scanned

Our particular tape drive inventories tapes based on barcode. Until it's done inventorying new tapes, it registers in BE as "Robotic door open" and we can't run a scan to update the tape inventory in ...
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Backup Exec 2010 on x86 Media server protecting Exchange 2007

I'm using BE 2010 to backup Exchange 2007. The Media server is Win2k8 x86. In order to use granular recovery options, I need to install the MAPI CDO and Exchange Management Console on the Media ...
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If I cannot recover the database that Symantec Backup Exec used to store information about tape backups then can I recover my tape backups?

First off I admit that I might not fully know what I am talking about and any clarification to my question you can provide would be helpful. My understanding is that Symantec Backup Exec stores ...
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Fail to start TMG server

Is there any conflict between Backup EXEC 2010 Remote agent and TMG Server (on 2008 R2)? Because when I install Backup EXEC 2010 Remote agent on TMG Server, server failed to start!!! and after ...
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Backup Exec 11D and MS WSS 3.0 Granlar Restore?

Has anyone use the Backup Exec 11D (7170 SP4) with the Share Point Agent to backup and restore? I have been using the Agent to back a WSS 3.0 SP2 and the backups are reporting successful. I have ...
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Is it possible to backup a guest operating system in Hyper-V R2 with Backup Exec 12.5?

Is it possible to backup a server with just a remote agent on the guest operating system on a Server 2008 R2 host server? If it is possible would there be any major overhead? I understand Symantec ...
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Calculate rate of changed data

I'm looking to deploy Symantec Backup Exec 2010 and I am trying to figure out how much storage my media server should have to allow for adequate growth and retention periods. 2010 offers block level ...
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BackupExec 12 + RALUS - VERY slow backups

We use Backup Exec 12 and the Remote Agent for Linux/Unix Servers (RALUS) to backup a large RHEL5 system. For various reasons we need to do a daily working set job. These working-set jobs run ...
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Backup Exec tape rotation guidelines

We use Backup Exec to take care of our backups for our data server, exchange server, and one more set of systems. Each of these 3 is being done on a separate "set" of tapes. Our goal is to be able to ...
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backupexec 12.5 not following symlinks on linux agent

Ok, we are at a loss here trying to backup a linux box to a backupexec server... we got a backupexec 12.5 server and a "backupexec for windows servers linux agent" (sigh) running on one of our linux ...
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Does anybody know where I can find a good “how to” on restoring a MySQL database using Backup Exec?

I need to test our backups and currently I am trying to figure out how to "restore" one of our live MySQL databases to one of our development servers...does anybody know of a site with a good how to ...
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BackupExec errors when starting services

I've installed backupexec 2010 trial on my server, with an appropriately-privileged AD account, but get errors when starting the required services from the login page: Processing services Start ...
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BackupExec Hyper-V availability (within BackupExec 2010 or seperate?)

I have downloaded the trial of Symantec BackupExec 2010 but I am a little confused: The agent for Hyper-V is available and for sale ($1800 or something), but the trial of BackupExec tells me i can ...
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Backup Exec 2010 throwing error trying to restore Exchange mailbox

Error category : Resource ErrorsError : e000848c - Unable to attach to a resource. Make sure that all selected resources exist and are online, and then try again. If the server or ...
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Anybody know where I can find a “how to” for upgrading Linux remote agents to Backup Exec 2010?

I haven't been able to locate one and it's not as simple as deploying from the server app like it is for Windows. Any help would be appreciated. Nevermind: ...