I am trying to install Backup Exec 2010 on Windows 2008 server x64 and I keep getting the same error meassage. When I get to the very end of the installation and it try's to configure the SQL the installation fails. Below is the error message. Can someone help?
I'm guessing that this new version has a different database schema then the old version. You uninstalled your old version of BE but probably didn't uninstall the SQL instance or drop the DB. If you do that you will, of course, lose any backup history, jobs etc etc. Once the upgrade version is out it should take care of this issue
One of the largest blockers for us is that Symantec always blocks upgrades in the beta versions of BackupExec that they release to testers. This causes us a great deal of lost time each beta cycle removing the old version, deleting SQL, re-installing and most time consuming is re-configuration of all our backup jobs, media, selection lists, etc, etc, etc.. If Symantec wants serious testing, you should release a public RC tht will allow upgrades to us testers. Yes, we are willing to risk it and those of us that do that should be expected to take the proper precautions. As a professional, I don't appreciate being blocked from operations which need to be tested fully before release of the product !!
Joseph R. Worrall
Ormond Beach, FL.
I ran into the same issue for quite a few times around and there's a few different solutions I've learned on dumping the DB's but the method that worked for me was when I was uninstalling 12.5, there is a prompt asking if you would like to delete the additional user settings & files (jobs, etc.) and I selected no. I had to reinstall 12.5, uninstall it and when prompted again, hit yes to remove the files. Reboot, retry 2010 install and voila, good to go.
I installed the Beta, so far so good. However, I have one issue. In installing the trial, although I can pick and choose the options and agents to install, it seems to actually install them all. So in reality I can't test as I would in production.
I'm testing the Hyper V agent on Windows 2008 R2, and I'm certain some of the options should be greyed out if not licensed.
At least that was the case in the past versions I thought. I did not install Exchange or SQL or many of the other options, but they are all able to be picked in the settings section of the backup job. And many more options also appear in the View by resource pane.
Beta install went fine on a Windows 2008 server but after completing the install there are 3 checkboxes I believe for Run Liveupdate check, Read the Readme and Launch Backup Exec. I left the Liveupdate checked and the install exited. I then ran BE 2010 and went to tools liveupdate and it stated LiveUpdate wasn't installed. I then browsed the installation folder and found the Liveupdate install, ran it, and now it runs a Liveupdate. Is this designed this way because it's a beta release and no updates will be made available?