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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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'Make This a Required Selection' in Backup Exec 2012

It has been quite some time since Backup Exec 2012 has been launched but there is one option which was not discussed or highlighted in any documentation, i.e. ‘Make This a Required Selection’ This option is available when we right click on any backu...

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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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Sharepoint backup fails with error

V-79-57344-33967 - Snapshot Technology: Initialization failure on: "Search instance\Search-DB 1 (Sharepoint\WSS_Search_Sharepoint)". Snapshot technology used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS). Snapshot technology error (0xE00084AF): The dir...

Backup Exec 2012 SP2 & Hyper-V 2012

HI, Just thought I'd share some recent experiences with Backup Exec 2012 SP2 & Hyper-V 2012. I have been using Backup Exec since the Veritas days, am a VMware VCP and worked for Microsoft for many years as a 3rd level tech. This article is specifial...

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...

BE 2012 und MS Windows 2012

Hallo! Wir sind gerade dabei einen Windows Server 2012 Std. in Betrieb zu nehmen. Bisher haben wir eine ältere Version von BE zur Sicherung im Einsatz und wollten nun auf die Version 2012 wechseln. Dabei mussten wir feststellen, das scheinbar keine U...

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Superseding jobs in BE 2012

Often when setting up a backup schedule, you do not want a backup to run when another is running.  For example, if you have a weekly and a daily backup, you do not want the daily backup to run on the day when the weekly backup is running. For BE 2012...

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Backup Exec 2012 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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How to backup SQL logs and truncate them in BE 2012

If your SQL database is set to Full Recovery Mode, it maintains transaction logs.  If these logs are not truncated from time to time, they will grow and eventually fill up your disk.  BE will warn you that you need to truncate your log. V-79-40960-...

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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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