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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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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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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? :)
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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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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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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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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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Backups take so long that the firewall closes the connection

A bit of a mashup of systems here, so bear with me. Essentially, I'm having some trouble using the Backup Exec agent for Oracle, while trying to backup a remote Linux server. The BE agent appears to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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When, if ever, should I format my backup media

I'm using Backup Exec 2010 to backup roughly 400GB of data onto a 1TB hard drive. I do not understand how Backup Exec works (though, I'd love to learn), so this question may be rudimentary. I have ...
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LTO 2 tape performance in LTO 3 drive

I have a pile of LTO 2 tapes, and both an LTO 2 drive (HP Ultrium 460e), and an autoloader with an LTO 3 drive in (Tandberg T24 autoloader, with a HP drive). Performance of the LTO 2 tapes in the LTO ...
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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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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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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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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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Backup Exec 2010 import/export jobs

We are in a process of replacing DC and our Backup Exec 2010 is located on it. I would rather not have to rebuild all the jobs that we have in it now, my question is, is there a way to export them ...
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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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Backup Exec 12.5, VMware vSphere 4.1, and Exchange (SQL, Active Directory) clarification

So I'm tasked with navigating the murky waters of Backup Exec and all it's glorious agents and licensing SNAFUs, so I turn to you, my friends. For simplicity-sake, here's what I have: 1 vSphere ...
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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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How do I backup my Exchange 2010 database using Backup Exec 2010?

When I try to select my Exchange database (filename.edb) file to add it to the list of items being backed up, it is grayed out with the following message: Not selectable for backup from this node. ...
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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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Bare Metal Restore with Backup Exec 11d on Win 2003

So, I'm looking at a bare metal restore situation with my current setup. Not sure if this is possible, but looking at a hypothetical restore path to bounce off of with some Server Fault gurus ;). As ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How many Symantec Backup Exec agents do I need?

I will be deploying Backup Exec 2010 R3 to an environment with multiple Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controllers. Do I need to backup Active Directory off of each DC? If yes, would I need a BE ...
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Recovering a single Exchange 2007 mailbox via Symantec Backup Exec 2010 R2

I've never attempted to restore a deleted individual mailbox and figure it's a good thing to have tried for when/if it's actually needed. I have a full backup from Monday (today is Wednesday), i have ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Backup Exec - Database page file

I'm currently running Windows SBS 2008 on a server with a single LTO2 Tape drive. There is SQL server 2008 and Exchange 2007 running on this server. I use Backup Exec 2.5 x64bit to backup on a daily ...
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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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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 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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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, ...