I have a slight isseu with backup exec. I want to backup out active directory but when i select one of the domain controllers system state the backup gets really huge, 18.446.744.073.709.551.282 bytes, this while we only have a couple of servers and 40 people even all of our servers don't have this much storage. We have the agent installed on the dc.
does anyone have an idea?
Create a restore job and in the selection dialog, select the system state backup that you have just done. Expand the system state node and you will be able to see what is backed up in your system state backup. That why you can calculate whether the byte count makes sense. If not, post a screenshot of your expanded system state.
Strange, I do not see anything strange that can explain a large system state backup.
How large is it anyway, is it 18 Gb?
Is it possible to delete the job, and recreate it from scratch, just to be sure ?
And did it always had a large system state backup, or did it just became large suddenly ?
Pre-scan may not be showing the correct data. Can you only select the System State and run the backup job (do not select shadow copy components in the same job)? Also can you please provide the version of Windows and Backup Exec?