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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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Is it safe to back up SQL Server data directly if using VSS?

I have a client with a very basic single server setup that includes a small SQL Server Express database. I recently configured Symantec Backup Exec 2010 Quickstart edition for them. This is the ...
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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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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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NetApp Backup Strategy - Snapshots to SnapMirrors to Tape?

In a previous question we discussed the pros and cons of relying exclusively on NetApp snapshots for backups. I now find myself in this situation as our aging legacy Symantec BackupExec tape server ...
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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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Acronis / Backup Exec restore using VSS hardware provider

I developed a VSS hardware provider for a storage System While taking the backup of the disk i set the backup option to use VSS hardware provider During the backup, i receive the call to my Hardware ...
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Restore Exchange 2003 database to disk on a server not running Exchange

I need to restore an Exchange 2003 database to disk on a server that is not running Microsoft Exchange, would that be possible? or would Backup Exec only restore to a server running Exchange? If it ...
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How to recover Symantec Backup Exec backup via Linux?

I have a tape backup from a defunct server that was created via Symantec Backup Exec version 10.1.5629 on Windows. Is it possible to extract the backup from this using some standard or open source ...
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Should I be concerned by frequent RAID warning message (unexpected sense - command aborted)?

I have a Fujitsu host (PRIMERGY RX300 S6) running Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V (Version 6.1) with two virtual servers (one Windows Server 2008 R2 and one Windows Server 2012). Our 25 employees ...
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Can I install Backup Exec in a guest

We want to have a single physical machine as host, having several guests. One of the backup solutions we're considering is using Backup Exec to backup to external disks or tape, having Backup Exec ...
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AUDIT FAILURE seen when BackupExec 2014 job runs

When the backup job runs, we see a few AUDIT FAILURE events raised in event viewer, specifying the name of the Administrator account (not named Administrator) and IP of our Backup Exec 2014 server. ...
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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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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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Backup Exec 2012 will not backup Sharepoint 2010

Backup Exec 2012 SP3 is unable to 'see' Sharepoint 2010 installed on the same server for backing up. MSSQL 2008, Symantec Backup Exec 2012, Sharepoint 2010 are all installed on same server. Agent for ...
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Restore User or Backup exec settings after demoting

Just don't mess with a server when you're not feeling focused, because you can end up something like i did: I have a server (WS2003 R2) which acts as backup server (backup exec 2010). We needed a ...
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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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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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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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BackupExec 2010 R3 Backup Issue

I'm getting this strange error that re-ocours when running the daily backups, I'm using BackupExec 2010 R3 on Server 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010. Job ended: 29 July 2014 at 03:24:00 Completed ...
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Restoring from Backup Set without server - BE 2012

We were using Backup Exec 2012 for our production Exchange server. We hired a MSP last February to do our backups and they use another program which uses the same ports as Backup Exec. Before we ...
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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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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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Backup Exec 2012: How to restore file from tape made on other server?

We have Backup Exec 2012 on Windows Server 2008 servers. I am on "server A", I have a tape from "server B". On "Server A", I can inventory and catalog the tape, and see the backup sets on it. But ...
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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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Backup Exec 2010: Cleaning job refuses to start

Backup Exec 2010, the cleaning job refuses to start and its status always remain Ready; Unknown. BE doesn't seem to provide any information as to why the job won't start.
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my HP storageworks msl 2024 tape library says

the backup tape in my tape library could not eject, its was complaining about Magazine locked by host system, please help me out because am not able to backup the transaction for two days now. I have ...
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ESXi 5.5 HDD and Tape drive paths

I got a new Dell server with a PERC H310 (2 HHD in RAID 1) and a SAS 5/E adapter for a Dell Power vault 4 tape Drive. I installed ESXi 5.5 with a windows 2k8R2 and a Debian virtual machine. I'm ...
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VERITAS Backup Exec does not accept tapes

VERITAS Backup Exec 8.60 Rv 3878 does not accept brand new Sony SDX3-100C tapes using a Compaq AIT 50 GB tape drive. I want to introduce new tapes to an ancient backup system as described above on a ...
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purging permanently deleted items from Exchange 2010 after backup

I am using BackupExec 2010 R3 and Exchange 2010. Full backups are taken weekly with a daily incremental. When looking at the output of Get-MailboxStatistics, I have noticed that the value for ...
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Time difference between servers after disaster recovery

We are running an old training system based on Windows Server 2003 and XP-clients. The solution is rather simple with four servers, two of them beeing DC:s. Everything is preconfigured and that goes ...
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Backup Exec 2012 not backing up SQL logs

I am unable to make BUE 2012 backup (and truncate) the SQL Logs from our Microsoft SQL 2005 and SQL 2008 database servers that are set to FULL mode. No errors are being reported, but the Transaction ...
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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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backup exec 2012: how know a specific tape content

how can I know the content of a specific tape ? I backed up my exchange 2007 mailboxes on a monthly mediaset, now I want export the media but I don't know which media I have to export.
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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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Does backup data go through the backup exec server?

I'm reading over the Backup Exec 2012 manual and planning our deployment. One thing I haven't figured out is if the actual data always goes through the backup exec server to the storage, or if it ...
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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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backup exec 2012: what are catalogs and inventories?

in the backup exec 2012 environment what are the catalogs and the inventories ? I have read the manual but honestly I have not understood. I am sorry for my basic question but it seems that what I ...
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Mixing jumbo frames on Vsphere 5 ISCSI network

We have a HP C7000 blade chassis with a HP Lefthand SAN solution. The ISCSI network is in its own VLAN and is using the standard MTU of 1500. We also have a backup exec 2012 server that has read ...
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Determining what media Backup Exec selects

I have set up three backup jobs with Backup Exec 2010. It's a standard GFS, using a 24 slot Hp tape library. Right now we are just using 17 tapes. Slot 1-6 are daily, 7-10 are weekly and 11 and up are ...
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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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Do these files look like virus remnants?

We've been having Backup Exec issues related to a corrupt file within SYSVOL on an SBS 2008 server. An anti-virus scan removed a file (the same one BE was failing on) from within the scripts folder as ...
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connect Powervault tl2000 over network for old backup exec tapes

I need to connect a Powervault tl2000 to one of our rebuilt server to recover some data from an old tape. We don't use BackupExec or the PowerVault any more so I downloaded a trial version of BE2012 ...
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How can I restore part of a mailbox from an RDB?

I need to restore only part of a mailbox that was deleted by accident. I restored the database and tried to associate it to a dummy test account but get the error Failed Error: The mailbox ...
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Restoring an Exchange 2007 SP3 GRT backup from Backup Exec 12 yields error E000848C

I am trying to restore an individual folder from an Exchange 2007 GRT backup, and the restore is failing with error code E000848C. The setup is a Windows Server 2008 Standard x64 machine running ...
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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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Random Delays backing up VMWare Servers with Backup Exec 2012

Since upgrading to Backup Exec 2012 we have been experiencing a significant increase in backup times. The data throughput is about where it was before, the problem seems to be random delays between ...
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SQLServer Express Single or Multiple Instance Installation

Due to a hardware failure, we are migrating the software installed from one server to a new one. There are two pieces of software (vmware vcenter and symantec backup exec) that rely on separated ...