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Backup Exec 22 - Technical Preview Program now open for recruitment

We are currently recruiting customers who are interested in participating in the upcoming Backup Exec 22 Technical Preview Program. The Technical Preview Program for the upcoming release of Backup Exec contains some new features which continue to pos...

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How to deploy Backup Exec via the AWS Marketplace

How to deploy Veritas Backup Exec on AWS Marketplace.Veritas Backup Exec provides simple, rapid, and secure offsite backup to AWS for your in-house virtual and physical environments and protects cloud-based workloads in AWS. Veritas Backup Exec helps...

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How to deploy Backup Exec via the Azure Marketplace

How to deploy Veritas Backup Exec on Azure Marketplace.Veritas Backup Exec provides simple, rapid, and secure offsite backup to Azure for your on-premises environments and protects cloud-based workloads in Azure. Veritas Backup Exec helps customers r...

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Useful links for Upgrading Backup Exec

At its most basic, the upgrade procedure for Backup Exec is simply running installation media for the most recent version on an existing Backup Exec server. Backup Exec 15, 16 and 20 can be upgraded to Backup Exec 21 with this method. Article 1000443...

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Resolved! what driver should I install for Medium changer device?

Hi, I run BE 2010 with Overland auto loader. The backup rate is very slow such as 5 MB/min. It will fail on big amount data, but backup small data OK. I have latest symantec driver for tape drive, latest driver for SCSI card, but for Medium charger ...

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Resolved! BE - no idle device is available

Hi, in my veritas backup exec i have experience a message whenever i tried to run a job it says ready; no idle device is available. I tried to reboot the server , autoloader but the problem is still there. Is there any other workaround for this? Than...

Resolved! BE not working after restart

Hi, I restarted my server without switching on the backup exec. I found that when i tried to do inventory, it says Ready; no idle devices are available. Is this due to the fact that i started the server first than started the autoloader? Please advic...

Resolved! backup exec 10.1 not backup all the data

I'm using BE10.1, it was working fine for a long time, but now its not backing up all the data. its a travan tape drive with 20/40 tapes it use to backup 35GB now its ejecting the tape at 29 the tape drive compression is enabled but i think backup ex...

Resolved! Backup Exec v8.6 with v10d

Hello, I have a server running BE 8.6 and it is only backing up itself. The job takes over 20hr to finish since it runs onto two tapes. We have since built another server & it uses  v10d. I want to put the second tape in this server and split the j...

Resolved! BE 9

My backup jobs are not running from 2 weeks. All the scheduled backups stay in the que daily. I have 122T autoloader. My initialization, inventory and unlocking are successfull. Also the tape under devices section as online. I upgraded the firmware o...

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Live Update

Hi! I am updating Backup Exec 12 through live update from tools menu but whenever it downloads and installs any update, Backup Exec services stop and then i have to restart the services manually. Is it a normal behaviour or what is the proper way to...

Resolved! BE Quickstart using NAS as target device

There have been questions as to whether the quickstart edition of BE allows backing up of NAS devices.  I want to use a NAS as a destination target, not back it up.  I currently have the trial edition of BE 12.5 installed on an XP workstation backing...

Backup Exec on 2 physical tape drives on the nework

here is the scenario. is it possible? 2 Physical Servers Exchange running mailboxes in a cluster as Active and Passive and a 3rd server is a hub Transport. Each Mailbox Servers has individual tape drives Ultrium 3 SCSI (400 gigs).  The Mailbox data ...

Adamm Mover Error

The past couple of full backups I've done, I've received the below error message when a tape fills up and a new tape is moved from the changer to the drive.  There were no hardware changes prior to the error occuring.  I had recently applied all of t...

Backup Exec 2010 removable USB Drive Problem

Could be me, but this makes no sense. According to, if I assign 4 different windows drive letters to 4 external Removable USB drives, when the job starts it should detect media not plugged in? I ha...

Backup exec 2010 can't backup exchange 2010 databases

Hello, All servers are server 2008 R2 with Exchange 2010. I have 2 databases in the DAG and one database without a DAG on a third server. As remote user i used administrator. That worked on Backup exec 12.5 and also the files and active directory w...

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Resolved! Copy Job in Backup Exec

Hi, I have various servers running SQL and they each do there own SQL backup to local .BAK files. Currently these files are included in the Weekly and Daily backups to our backup server and so become part of the .bkf files and then are duplicated to ...

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Restore data to new computer

I have one question, if i want to recover data from tapes to a new computer (server) how i will do it because when i install symantec to the new server i will not find the previous done jobs in it what is the way to find the jobs that done for any ta...

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Multiple backups on a single external hard drive

I'm looking to eliminate the use of LTO2 Tape drive and tapes for our daily backup.  I'm currently using Backup Exec v12.5 on Windows Server 2003 and 2008. Right now my backup rotation consists of 10 total tapes labeled Mon - Fri set 1 and a Mon - F...

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Backup Exec 2010 and CSV on Windows 2008 R2

I recently installed and configured Backup Exec 2010 Trial.  I am trying to backup my Hyper-V R2 Cluster VMs which are located on CSV storage (iSCSI SAN).  However, when I look at the resources that I can backup, I don't see any virtual machines unde...

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