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Backup Exec 22.2 - BETA Program registration is open

We are recruiting for our exclusive BETA Program for Veritas Backup Exec 22.2, and we hope that you will consider joining. The program is tentatively planned to start May 29 and run through June 19, 2023. The actual time commitment that we would requ...

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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! Best way to backup VMWare Virtual Servers

 if anybody knows, what is the best way to back a VMWare Virtual server. Is it: - Back up the server as normal - Backup the Directory for each virtual machine. - Or backup the entire VMWare server (with all virtual machines) any help would be great ...

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Resolved! Backup Exec 7.3 FAILURE!

Hi, I am so very frustrated with this program.  I have been messing around with backup exec for 2 weeks now.  I had Backup Exec installed on another machine and it constantly failed.  I decided that there was a problem with our tape device.  Well, I ...

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Resolved! BE 2010 - Dedupe Remote Backup Copy

It sounds like you can replicate a copy of your deduped backups remotely to another BE 2010 media server. A few questions related to this: 1) Do you need to license the deduplication for both media servers, or would a single deduplication option lic...

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Resolved! BE 2010 - Inline dedupe?

Does BE 2010 do fully inline deduplication, or is it more of a "store and crunch" approach? In other words, do I need to allocate enough space for deduped data only, or would I need to allocate enough space for non-deduped data that would then get r...

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Resolved! Can not Backup NSF and NTF (Lotus Domino Database)

Dear Symantec Support, I have just install backup exec 12.5, and i have purchase also lotus domino option, but i can not backup the NSF and NTF file for the domino server ( using Lotus domino 7.0.2 Server) the backup was quickly complete and without ...

Byte count differs on Full backups against static drives

I am running Backup Exec 11.0.7170SP3 and am seeing some strange results in my Full backup jobs. I run a weekly full backup, using the same job template every week. I have hardware compression if available or NONE set. I am experiencing on my jobs, w...

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11.D to 12.5 upgrade - question regarding exports

Hi, I'm about to upgrade to Backup Exec 12.5 from 11.D but wanted to export all of my current backup jobs so that should anything go wrong with my upgrade I wouldn't have to reinvent the wheel.  I don't see anything online nor in the software that al...

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Resolved! GRT Restore from Tape

BackupExec 11D on Windows Server 2003 STD R2 - Backup to tape The backups of my exchange server are completing successfully and so I have been testing the restore of an individual email but it keeps failing and saying there isn't enough free space. ...

Basic question about the start times for jobs (BE 12.5)

 This is an information-seeking question and not necessarily a troubleshooting question.  Can anyone explain to me why the original start time and actual start time for a job would be different? All of my jobs have an "original start date" that is 3...

11d to 12.5 upgrade -> 2 questions

Win2k3 Server SP2 with BE11d SP4 7170 I'm thinking about the upgrade and wonder on the following 2 issues: 1. can I pre upgrade the remote agents? since upgrading the remote agents require booting the servers it is more complicated and require a spec...


hi friends, I have upgraded firmware on my library and tape drives, now everytime I try to invent or erase the job fails and I get error physical volume library robot not found? I'll be very thankful if you kindly help me on this. Paul

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Resolved! Netbackup vs. BE

hi guys,   I have been a Backup Exec windows user for years, but were looking into Netbackup for windows, what are the similaritys if any ??   Is netbackup very different or more difficult ??   Rodger  

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Resolved! Backup-To-Disk Configuration

Hello, After a clean install of Sym BE 12.5 we're looking to configure a single scheduled nightly full backup.  We have created a media set which currently have been changing the settings for OPP and AP because we cannot get the backup to perform ev...

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Resolved! new tape is overwrite protected? huh?

 Why do my new tapes become overwrite protected when I put it into my "Full" media set (3 weeks, not appendable).  It is using Backup exec 10 on a Dell Powervault 132t.  LTO2 tapes. (I can't write to it until 3 weeks after the allocation date which i...

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Resolved! Backup Exec server service does not start

I recently upgraded our BE for Windows Servers version 9.0 to 9.1 on our Windows 2000 Server, patched to Service Pack 3 - the upgrade went smoothly, with no problems, and had been backing up using 9.1 with no problems. This morning I restarted the s...

Resolved! Best way to backup SQL and files at the same time

Hi All, Got the following scenario at a client: 1. VMware solution with multiple VM servers, 1 of which is a Navision server (VMware backups are not needed here though). 2. Stand-alone HP ProLiant DL165 G5 server with an HP StorageWorks 1/8 G2 auto...

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AOFO: Initialization failure on one of our servers...

I'm using v 12.0 and this is only occurring on one of our servers. The backup is still completing successfully though. V-79-57344-34110 - AOFO: Initialization failure on: "\\server\E:". Advanced Open File Option used: Microsoft Volume Shadow Copy Se...

Resolved! Backup over fiber

We're using Backup Exec 12.5 SP2 on a media server which is connected to the SAN through fiber over a fiber switch. All the other servers that we have are backed up by this media server via remote agents. Some of these server are also connected on th...

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