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"A communications failure has occurred between the Backup Exec job engine and the remote agent" for a local restore

I am having a problem with my restore using Backup Exec 16. On the face of it, I would think that an error like "A communications failure has occurred between the Backup Exec job engine and the Agent ...
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Backup Exec 2014 Insert Over writable Media into the robotic library

We have Backup exec 2014 along with IBM TS3100 Tape Library. I have made partitions defined (one for each day of the week) and all of my jobs run fine. From few weeks we are getting 'Inset ...
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Backups failing due to access problems

We're using Veritas Backup Exec 16.0 to run backups of our servers. We've upgraded from Backup Exec 2010 and have been firefighting problems since then trying to get the schedules to run smoothly. ...
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Backup Exec 2014 Setup

So I'm really rusty when it comes to configuring Backup Exec 2014 to back up to tape library. Current config Server 2012 HP 1/8 G2 AutoLoader LTO4 via SAS Card Can someone help me out. enter image ...
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BackupExec storage error after migration

I've migrated my BackupExec 15 installation to a 2016 Server by following this Document. If I try to run a Job I get an error saying something like No writable idle devices are available The ...
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Data Compression

We have an HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 Autoloader using LTO-6 tapes working with Symantec Backup Exec 15. I've set the backups which are going to tape to use hardware compresison "if available, otherwise ...
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windows server 2003 target backup, backupexec 10d parent server: target remains almost out of space [closed]

The company I work for continues to rely on backupexec 10d and windows 2003 target servers backup (system state and active partition). All of a sudden and following successful completion of job, when ...
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Is there a way to measure or change how fast a Windows Server 2012 rehydrates data that it previously deduplicated?

Since the deduplication option was enabled on the Windows Server (currently at about 40 percent deduplication rate overall), the speed of the Backup Exec 16 job became much slower - less than 30 ...
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Backup Exec Server is establishing connection to unknown host outside network

Backup Exec produces a large amount of entries in my firewall. It tries to connect to a host outside my network on TCP Port 135 which is normally used for RPC. As I noticed this I logged on that ...
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Backup Exec 2012 - Can only see Server 2012R2 Quorum Node

I'm currently trying to get BE2012 to backup or restore to a 2 node failover cluster running on Server 2012R2. The cluster itself only serves a single file server role, which is behaving itself and is ...
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Unable to disconnect iSCSI Target

I'm fairly new at this, please pardon my ignorance. I have a backup drive on a NAS that I need to disconnect from iSCSI in order to increase it's size. I've gone into Disk Management, made sure the ...
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Error restoring files from backup using backup exec 2010 error code e000fee1

Hopefully some had experiencing same problem like me using symatec backup exec 2010 r2. We are using this software for backup and it not had problem until now, but lately when I want to restore files ...
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Google Cloud auth access key secret key?

Apologies for probably a basic question. Getting started with Google Cloud and require the access key and secret key to test online backups to Google Storage using Backup Exec 2015, however I can't ...
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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 free,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 status:...
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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 ---[2]--...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Exec ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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