05-07-2012 08:51 AM
I am running Backup Exec 2012 and am trying to backup my Exchange 2003 server. It looks like the Full backup completes successfully but when I try to do a Incremental job the next day I receive this error,
V-79-57344-862 - The Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange was not used to create the last full b...
So I go back and look at the Job History for the Full backup and for the First Storage Group for the Agent used it is showing No. So now I go to the Job Log and under the First Storage Group it shows Microsoft Exchange Server Agent: Started and I see nothing else referring to the Exchange Agent. So I am totally confused why this is not working correctly. Any thoughts?? Thanks!
05-07-2012 09:17 AM
Create a new backup job for full followed by an incremental & ensure AOFO is not checked
05-07-2012 09:40 AM
VJware should AOFO not be checked for Exchange backup jobs in general or is this a troubleshooting step?
05-07-2012 09:48 AM
AOFO is not to be checked for Exchange jobs
05-07-2012 09:51 AM
Great I will try that and see what happens. Thanks!
07-30-2012 02:58 PM
I just wanted to back this up. I was having the same problem.
I did NOT have to recreate the backup within Backup Exec 2012. I simply had to modify the existing job and disable the AOFO snapshot feature. Once I reran the full backup, then the incremental seems to have worked without this error.
Granted I have only tested an immediate incremental to run only 10 minutes or so after the full. But I'm keeping it posisitive in expectation that this will have fixed my problem going forward.
Thanks to VJware for the tip.
09-06-2012 03:06 PM
Are there any Symantec documents that detail why disabling AOFO for Exchange 2003 is necessary?
I ran into the same problem as this topic, however when I disable AOFO, my Exchange 2003 backup goes from 1500 MB/min down to 200 MB/min, which isn't acceptable.
09-07-2012 04:15 AM
Actually ignoring any inability to do an incremental backup and looking at the concept of AOFO and Exchange there are huge limitations when it comes to restroe options if Snapshot backups (= AOFO) and Exchange 2003 are in use.
Hence it has always been recommended to not use AOFO with Exchange 2003 and therefore split file system data into a separate job if you need AOFO on the files.
Note: Exchnage 2007 and 2010 do not have the same snapshot limitaions and the 2003 limitration itself is a Microsoft Limitation, not a Backup Exec one.
09-10-2012 07:42 AM
Thanks Colin. Is it expected to see a drastic slowdown for Exchange with AOFO and GRT disabled?
09-17-2012 12:37 AM
Did it resolve, can post the step for resolution.
Can you update the thread with your experience.
09-17-2012 12:56 AM
Assuming you have still got the whole of the Exchange server selected, you might see a slow down against the File System and System State parts of the Backup with AOFO enabled. As such if you split the job into Exchange Information Stores with AOFO disabled and everything else with AOFO enabled you might see that the overall performance is better.
09-17-2012 06:29 AM
At this point I'm backing up just the Information Stores, and find that the backup is significantly slower with both AOFO and GRT disabled.
09-17-2012 07:50 AM
Refer to this technote
http://www.symantec.com/docs/S:TECH170452 : The Backup Exec Agent for Microsoft Exchange was not used to create the last full backup of this database. You must use the Exchange Agent to run a full backup before you run a differential or incremental