I am evaluating Backup Exec 2014 and I have encountered some serious issues with my backups – files are missing from the backup. My initial backup of a full machine was missing over 20gb of data. In tracking down a reproducible case, I have narrowed it down to the following (again, this is just an example):
If I turn on full logging, I see that 500-100.asp is also not included. It doesn’t matter what I include in the backup select, 500-100.asp is never included (this is true whether the backup is local or of a remote machine).
Again, this is just an example of almost 20gb worth of data that wasn’t backed up.
I am running this on a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials with all patches applied, and all patches are applied to Backup Exec 2014. There is nothing in the “global exclude selections”
I'm sort of at a loss as to what to do next... this is a pretty vanilla installation so I don't know what could be special. On the other hand, its a pretty devastating bug to have not been found yet (a backup program that fails to backup).
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I believe I already had AOFO on (under job defaults for Backup to Disk, Use Snapshot Technology is checked, and Automatic - Allow VSS to select the snapshot provider is selected).
As for system state - its hard to believe that could possible be it. Other files not backed up include "Program Files\AMD\CCC2\Install\ccc2_install.exe" - clearly not part of any OS system state). (but, I'm desperate, so I'm going to try the system state experiment anyway)
items related to IIS (so inside the inetpub folder) can easily be part of the system state.
Some .exe files are also part of the system state (whether or not they are is controlled by the software vendor)
As per pkh, run a system state backup - but then redirect a restore to a temp folder on a local drive letter so that you can see what was backed up as the restore selections may not list to the granular level to show the files you are interested in directly.