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Deduplication Simplified - Part 2 - Restore

In Part 1, https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/deduplication-simplified-part-1-backup I have discussed what happened when you back up to a dedup folder/OST appliance. After our series of backups, the dedup store looks like this abcd...

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Deduplication Simplified - Part 1 - Backup

Deduplication, or dedup for short, is very common nowadays.  BE has a dedup option since BE 2010.  Microsoft now offers dedup'ed volumes with Server 2012 R2.  There are a lot of dedup appliance from various vendors.  How does dedup actually works?  I...

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Understanding Compression in Backup Exec:

Understanding Compression in Backup Exec: An explanation of Hardware and Software compression used with Backup Exec   How does compression work? It can be better explained with an example. Consider a text file (.txt) with its content as “aaaabb...

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Backup Exec vs NetBackup (Comparison of Legends)

Hi Connect, It has been in discussion since long, which would be best for environment. Choice between legends  have been concern of corporates.  Attached are comparison sheet for Backup exec and NetBackup. Have outlined feature sets which i've work...

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Backup Exec Partner Toolkit, Documentation & Resources

Here you can download the Backup Exec Partner Toolkit along with supporting documentation.  If you experience any trouble downloading any of the content below, please contact the Backup Exec Partner Toolkit team at: DL-SYMC-BRTools@Symantec.com. Than...

Backup Exec 2010 R3 and RALUS versions

In order to ensure what version of RALUS (remote agent for linux servers) is currently installed on Linux server run the following command: cat /var/VRTSralus/ralus.ver The result of the command will show the RALUS version in the first line in the ...

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LOG Locations in Backup Exec

LOG Locations in Backup Exec:   Backup Exec Support Log (SymHelp): Default Directory: C:\Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec Filename: <Servername>__<Date>__<Time>.sdbz Usage: Symantec Help (SymHelp) is a utility designed to quickly and efficiently di...

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Backup Exec Catalogs

  CATALOGS: When cataloging a tape, Backup Exec reads the header information from the tape and stores it in a file on the hard drive. The information contained in the catalog includes, but is not limited to: •Tape number/label/name (something to iden...

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Using Backup Exec with Hyper-V 2.0

Introduction Using Backup Exec to backup virtual environments that use Hyper-V 2 (Windows Server 2008 R2) as hypervisor may be not as simple as it first looks. In this paper I want to cover some of the reasons why partners and customers struggle gett...

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Deduplication mode de fonctionnement

Fonctionnement de la sauvegarde de déduplication Backup Exec Travaux: les travaux de déduplication en divisant les données en segments 128K, puis stocker les segments dans un dossier de stockage de déduplication, avec une base de données qui permet d...

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My BE 2010R3 --> 2012 Upgrade Experience

I hope this will help out other users and also the Symantec tech support team: I would like to preface this by saying that I have been working on trying to get BE2012 installed on my system since it came out.  I waited for SP1 with abated breath hop...

A Newbie's Introduction to Backup Exec Pt. 1

If you’re new to backups, or even Backup Exec, working out how everything works, gets installed and configured, and fits together, can be a very daunting place to be. I started out the same as any other newcomer to backups, and the skills ramp-up was...

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Restoring individual files/folders from a VM backup

I want to restore individual files/folders from my VM backup, but when I expand the machine, I don't see the individual files/folders. This scenario is often encountered by users and you got to check two things. 1) The file GRT is enabled in the VM b...

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Troubleshooting Email Notifications in Backup Exec

Troubleshooting email notifications has been a mysterious task for a lot of Backup Exec users. Many of us wonder how/where to start troubleshooting email notifications.  Once email notifications are configured in Backup Exec and enabled in Job proper...

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Some Backup Exec features you might not know about...

Backup Exec has a number of enterprise-type add-ons that can be used in a variety of ways. ADBO, CASO and SAN SSO can all be utilised to run more efficient backups, monitoring or management within a large-scale environment in which Backup Exec is dep...

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Using iSCSI to backup your environment to a NAS with Backup Exec

There are a fair amount of forum topics that have been raised over the past couple of months around backing up to a NAS using Backup Exec. While it might be a viable option, and in most cases cheaper to tape (it also gives you the backup-to-disk abil...

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