Backup Exec 11d Hotfix 37 Service Pack 4
Windows 2003 SP2
Tape Drive - Quantum Superloader3 SDLT4
Connected to server using a Adaptec 39320A Ultra 320 SCSI card
Trying to backup remote windows server which is in the rack beside the backup server.
The server I'm trying to backup is a Windows 2003 SP2 box. The server is a file / print server. I'm trying to backup the main drive which hosts all of our file shares.
The drive in question is windows volume H. H is an iSCSI connection to our SAN. The server is running the remote agent for windows servers, and I created a new job selecting the server and the H:\ on that server. The total amount that is going to be backed up is 1.5 Terabytes.
The AOFO is not selected.
The job starts and goes to the pre-processing stage. It is up to almost 24 hours on pre-processing.
The file server has Lotus Notes 7.0 Client installed on it. I'm not sure why, but I think certain apps might be using the DLL's to send mail using that server.
The backup server was once a domino archive server. So Domino Server 7 is installed but no longer actively running on this server.
The way we previously did backups was to create a snapshot on our SAN, and mount it as a local drive on our backup server. The problem was this made a full-backup every time. So I want to use the agent on the file server to backup the files instead, and that way we can go to more traditional backups, aka, a full done once a week, and then diffs done nightly.
I'm not sure if the domino and notes apps would be causing this to hang, or what, but am at a near total loss as to what could be done to resolve this issue. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.
Not sure if you found the answer to the issue you're facing. But try this ,rename the file bedsnotes.dll within the backupexec folder . This will not only stop your pre -processing issue it will also backup any file with the extension *.nsf. You may want to check you restore section to see if any .nsf were copied in the past after installing BE 11d .