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symantec backupexec 11d slow backup

I have a IBM blade center H with modules HS21 type 8853 with Windows 2003R2 (32 bits). My backup is very slow (transfer starts with 16MB/min and slow down o 3 MB/min). I have update all firmware, all ...
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Is there a way to configure a job in Backup Exec 12.5 to eject a tape at a certain time no matter what

I know I can have a backup job eject a tape after a job completes. I have Differentials going to a single tape mulitple days per week. Is there any way to create a job just to eject a tape without ...
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Symantec Backup Exec Error on backup

Recently we have moved some of servers from real servers- into virtual servers. Since then, we are getting errors like the following: Error category : Resource ErrorsError : e000fed1 - ...
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BackupExec 11 (on Windows SBS) performance suddenly dropped by 50-70%

The backup performance of a BackupExec installation suddenly dropped by 50-70% for no apparent reason. The was no user intervention, no reconfiguration, nor updates, and all tapes were affected at ...
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Backup Exec restore of Exchange 2003 stalled

We are restoring just the public folders database using Backup Exec 9.1. The main EDB and STM files restored okay. However, the byte count has stalled and now there are tons of .IFS files in the ...
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Backup Exec 12.5 or 2010? [closed]

Backup Exec 2010 has just dropped, and I'm about to implement a new BEWS infrastructure, complete with CALs and new central servers. When I specced this up last year, I ignored 2010 and focused on ...
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Best practices for system state backups with Backup Exec

As our virtual infrastructure keeps growing with more virtual servers I've noticed that our backup job (both weekly and daily) has grown to the point where I have no maintenance window left to patch ...
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How do I retieve a file that was backed up with Norton Backup Exec?

I have the Norton Backup Exec Agent installed, configured, and working on one of my Windows Servers (2003). I don't know anything about the configuration, but I can answer questions if someone needs ...
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Do I need a Backup Exec 12.5 Agent to backup a shared folder on a workstation?

Have a couple of workstations with shared folders that I'd like to backup. Backup Exec 12.5 sees them in the selection list, but failed saying that the Remote Agent couldn't be contacted: ...
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How do I set a folder range based on the first letter for a selection list in Backup Exec?

Using BackUp Exec 12.5, I want to create a selection list that includes a range of sub-folders from a folder. So all sub-folders that start with A-F would be included, for example. I'll have ...
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Backup filling up

We have a 400GB tape drive and use Symantac Backup Exec 12.5. Looking at the history from two months ago (before I was here) the jobs were finishing at ~355GB, but in that time it's jumped by 40GB to ...
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SQL Server 2008 Recovery Mode reverts from FULL to SIMPLE

Three of our SQL databases have their recovery model change every night from FULL to SIMPLE. The only jobs that I'm aware of are two BackupExec jobs that run nightly. Why would the recovery model ...
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BackupExec - write a yearly backup to multiple tapes in a library?

I have BackupExec 12.5. I have about 25 servers that need to be backed up to tape. I already have the tape library "partitioned" into the 12 tape slots for normal backups, so it isn't just a single ...
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MSSQL Backup Question

I'm currently taking over for someone who was in charge of backing up over 250 servers on different platforms, until we hire a replacement. The main question I have is: If we use a backup software, ...
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Backing up my data causes my server to crash using Symantec Backup Exec 12, or How I Came to Loathe Irony

I have a Dell PowerEdge 2850 running Windows Server 2003. It is the primary file server for one of my clients. I have another server also running Windows Server 2003 that acts as the core media ...
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Network Restore of OS to Non-System Drive - is it possible?

I've got an intriguing goal with an equally intriguing problem to overcome: how to restore an OS to a set of blank disks attached to a running computer. This computer is running the very OS I want to ...
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If LTO-3 full backup takes more than one tape. What is my next step hardware wise?

OK. some givens to factor in I use Backup Exec 12.x/13.x, Have server 2003/2008 environment including Exchange. I have Backup to Disk (Full/Diff) happening that is independent of the backup to LTO ...
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Crash Dump error 0x80070057 - Windows Server 2003R2 SP2 BSOD BackupExec related

as of last night we have had an IBM Server running 2003R2 BSOD a couple of times and I have been trawling the net for answers ever since. I've pinned down what triggers it and that is a BackupExec job ...
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help me setup Veritas 9.1

So we are running with veritas 9.1 with exchange agent, and I am having issues setting it up. I tried following the manuels, but I do not believe I have archived the backup-setup that I want. I do ...
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Backup Exec - One backup to two locations

We are running Backup Exec 11d (I know, I know... next year's budget). We'd like to set up backups to go to the current backup server, which hosts a tape drive, and to a remote server which has a ...
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Choosing the right backup solution - SCSI vs SATA tape drives

I'm backing up about 100gb worth of data on backup exec and after much deliberation, have decided that tapes are worth another shot (after my ultrium decided to die and munch tapes). Bearing in mind ...
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Looking for a new backup solution to replace dying tape drive

We're running Windows Server 2003 SBS and another machine with Server 2003 Standard on it. The SBS server is about 7 years old running pretty much 24/7 - a HP server of some description. We have an ...
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Confusion with backup exec and backing up SBS server 2003 and exchange

I have a Windows server 2003 SBS running backup exec 10d. From what I understand, backup exec takes a snapshot of Exchange and backs that up; in that case, should I also back up the exchange database ...
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Backup Exec Monitoring Tool

Does anyone know of a monitoring tool for Backup Exec 12 and BESR 8.5? I'm sick of going through all the email alerts or logging into servers to check the status of my backups. Servers are Windows ...
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Backup Exec and SharePoint Gotchas

We have Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 installed and configured to back up our SharePoint servers. The farm consists of: 1 virtual web/search/Central Admin server (soon to be extended with a second WFE) ...
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Backup Exec Remote Agent for IA64 architecture

Does anyone know what is the best way to obtain a "Backup Exec Remote Agent" that works on the IA64 architecture? I have the install CD for version 10d, but it appears to be incompatible. I can't ...
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Backup Exec 11D and Thecus N5200 Pro

I have a Thecus N5200 Pro integrated into my Windows 2003 AD network. My current backup solution involves Backup Exec 11D but this requires a running service for windows boxes or a similar daemon for ...
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SMB Backup Solution

I'm currently running a small to medium sized network consisting of approx. 40 workstations and 30 servers (both physical and virtual) consisting of various versions of Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and a ...
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What type of hard drive would be recomended for a backup server?

I've been tasked with specing out upgrading our backup process. Right now we have a DAT72 drive that's been used for the last 3 or 4 years and can hold 6 tapes. Now we'd like to simplify the process ...
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Networked removable storage

I'm looking for ways to improve my off-site backup strategy, and a big hurdle is making it easy to remember to take the media off-site every day. Rather than having to go into the server closet to ...
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BackupExec failing after 3-5 Minutes with error code E00084F4

Environment Server: HP ProLiant DL320s G1 (System ROM: W04) O/S: Windows 2003 R2 x64 SP2 Autoloader: HP 1x8 G2 AUTOLDR (Firmware: 2.50 / 2.00n) Drive: Ultrium 3-SCSI (Firmware: D22W) SCSI HBA: HP ...
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What is included in a 'Server-State' Backup, and is it enough?

When using Veritas Backup Exec and selecting System State as a backup item, what exactly is backed up? Veritas seems to refer you to Microsoft, and Microsoft tends to be equally vague about what this ...
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Best backup strategy with Symantec Backup Exec?

I am not proficient in the use of Symantec Backup Exec, I will like to know what is the best known backup strategies for a simple file server. I have 5 LTO 3 cartriges new and available to start this ...
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How to use Symantec Backup Exec with S3 Amazon Storage?

Is there any proven efficient way on how to use Symantec Backup Exect for Windows Servers to use S3 as one of the Devices to backup to. Even if it means to use a plug-in to make it work. thanks!
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Unable to delete locked page file on SAN

I am running Symantec Backup Exec 12.5 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 SP2 on 1 server for backups. I am running Microsoft Exchange 2007 Standard on another 2003 Server. I use Backup ...
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Is our planned backup strategy adequate for my new server insfrastructure?

We're in the process of setting up a new server for migrating the old ones. Basically we'll have a Windows Server (2003 or 2008) running 6+ virtual box servers (Windows and Linux development, ...
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Backup Solution for Moderate Usage SQL 2005 Server

Instead of sticking with our normal Backup Exec & LTO Tape system that we've used for production servers in the past, I'm looking at alternatives for our new SQL 2005 server that will go live in ...
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Schedule a Scan in Backup Exec 12.5

Is there a way to schedule a "Scan" in Backup Exec to find out what tapes are available by barcode? Or do i have to schedule an inventory instead?
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SQL 2008 and Backup Exec 12

First time here so please go easy on me! We've read that Backup Exec 12 and MS SQL 2008 don't really work well (if at all) together and was wondering if anyone had any issues with set up on the same ...
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LastCounter and LastHelp values of the performance registry are corrupted and need to be updated

I'm on a x64 Server 2008 system. I'm seeing these 2 error messages in my event log periodically: WARNING: The LastCounter and LastHelp values of the performance registry are corrupted and need to ...
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Information Store failing to be written to backups

Here where I work we use Symantec BackupExec 11D to handle all of our server backups. recently had an issue crop up on the weekend where the backups got hung up. Ended up restarting all of the ...
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Setting up a new backup scheme

I'm in the process of designing my first ever backup scheme. I'm completely new to managing data backup, and there are some concepts that I don't totally understand. Here's what I've got so far, and ...
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Symantec Backup Exec 12 Tape Alert

Every day, I run 5 backups using 6 tapes. Each day, when I run the inventory, I get a tape alert Error. This occurs every day, on the same job. The error is: Job 'Inventory Daily ********' has ...
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How well does backupexec work with Linux and archive format?

Having read this server fault question , people said that Backup Exec's Linux support is not as good as Netbackup. Has anyone had a good amount of experience with using backup exec with Linux, if so, ...
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Symantec NetBackup vs. Backup Exec - who wins!

Symantec sell two, fairly similar, backup products - we're a NetBackup house but should I be looking at Backup Exec? Who would win in a fight and why? :)