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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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After years of pain, we're done

Greetings, I go back to Seagate with Backup Exec. We've used it for years, since the middle 90's. But I've had it. I'm done.  This is now the worst software product I think I've ever encountered. And we're in tech. The product sucks, the support ...

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Resolved! Symantec Backup Exec License Assessment Tool Report - Problem

Hi,     My backup environment has the following licenses:   1x Backup Exec 2012 12x Agent for VMware & Hyper-V 1x LEO 1x Deduplication option     I got 12 servers and I successfully configured and ran BE2012. On one ESXi 5.x hosts I insta...

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Resolved! VMWare Agent Buffer Config

I am in the never ending process of trying to get deduplication running at a decent speed, and found an article that states I can tune my VMWare agent settings to increase read/write buffers. It does not, however, state what recommended values are pe...

Resolved! Questions about upgrade from Backup Exec 2012 to 2014

Few questions about upgrading:   - From my testing, it looks like once 2014 is installed, backups will not run until agents are updated and servers are restarted, is this correct? - Will existing backup settings be preserved after the update?   ...

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Move Catalog on Backupexec 2012

Backup Exec has almost filled my C: I need to move the C: \Program Files\Symantec\Backup Exec\Catalogs to my D: is there a procedure for this Many thanks

Resolved! major issues since upgrading to BE 2014

We upgraded to BE 2014 last friday and have been having major issues.  1 of my jobs that was running 100% successfully forever has not run at all since the upgrade (have open case 06772829)... have spent 3 days working with support with no end in sig...

BE 2012 - importing 11d catalogs

Hi,  Can someone point me in the right direction for a guide on importing media from BE 11d on Windows 2003 server to BE 2012 on a Windows 2008 R2 x64 server? Unless it's simply a matter of running a catalogue job on the tapes and then performing a ...

Resolved! Backup Exec 2014 service

Hi all,   I just updated from BE2012 to BE2014. I also updated the remote agent on 1 server but now I have to restart that server so the Remote agent for Windows can be fully updated. The only problem is that this specific server (mailserver) may ...

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Resolved! Supportability question

We are planning to install BE2014 on a existing Win2008R2 server. We have a Exchange2013sp1 on Win2012R2 server. Just need to know if we can backup exchange2013 with ability of restoring individual mail items. 

Resolved! Licensing query

Hello  I have a licensing query. Here is a list below with the licenses our company owns.   Product: SYMC BACKUP EXEC 2012 SERVER License Serial Number: Mxxxxxxxxxx Support Serial Number: Mxxxxxxxxxx Quantity: 1    1. Product: SYMC BACKUP EXE...

Resolved! Recovery of BE.2104 frm scratch

I want to test a DR scenario wherer BE is down itself. BE was also fully backup with SDR on tape. So How can I recover in case of full disaster ? howto build BE with old data? any easy to follow step by step guide?

Resolved! Issue upgrading from 2010 to 2014

Hi   I have an installation of Backup Exec 2010 R3 SBS Edition and I am trying to upgrade to 2014. It's complaining about the desktop and laptop option, which we dont use anyway - but it wont let me proceed unless I uninstall it. However, when I ...

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BE 2010 R3 LT03 drive slow write

HI there,   I recently replaced both the SCSI PCI card and the IBM LT03 drive as they both caused issues, the drive was completely faulty and both items got replaced, since then on the Backup Exec 2010 R3 side the write speeds to the new drive has ...

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Backup DB maintenance fails

I have a client who's backup exec. 2012 daily DB maintenance fails. They are only up to SP2 and from what I have read this gets fixed I think in SP3 and SP4 is out. Is it as simple as applying the service pack 4? I have also read that if you trunc...

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Writer Name: Backup Exec Deduplication Storage, Writer ID: {55F6D76D-8617-4FC8-81E9-DF0DE529B555}, Last error: The VSS Writer timed out (0x800423f2), State: Failed during thaw operation (10).

Hi Running 2010 R3, all patches installed. Server 2008 R2 Std. I have a backup job which is getting this error out of the blue - I am backing up to a single non-rotated External HDD (this will be changing very soon, we are in the middle of transiti...

Tapes bound to jobs

Is there any way to bind a tape to a job?  For example, I have 5 tapes named 'Monday' through to 'Friday'. If Monday's tape is left in on Tuesday, the backup job scheduled to run on weekdays will simply append to Monday's tape. Is there anyway I can...

How to eject tape

Hi, I setup Backup Exec 2014 (14.1) on Windows Server 2012 and I've setup a backup job, unfortunately however I can't see the eject tape option anywhere? Tape device in use is a Quantum RDX-USB3, and the eject option was previously present in Backu...