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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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BE2010R3: File Exception during backup (dcdbas64.sys)

Hi all.  Or should I say, Brian81, Rafeeq, and a couple others who seem to watch these forums like hawks! :) (PS:  I need to go back and review some previous threads and give some credit where it's due, jus thaven' thad time, and new issues keep popp...

MIXIT by Level 6
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Missed Backup Jobs

I finally got BE2012 set up to where I thought everything was fine.  I have a Quantum SuperLoader3 LTO6 and that works great.  After about a week I get missed jobs and the job view says that there are no idle devices available.  The library is there ...

JimLow by Level 3
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Need one BKF file per job

I need to have one bkf file per job, right now my backup is running on B2D folders and bkf files are created every week i do the backup. i have three jobs running on sunday monday and tuesday want each job to have one bkf file which should be overwri...

adil-it by Level 3
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Resolved! BE 2012 Missing Robotic Library for HP 1/8 Autoloader

Hi, We've just installed a new tape drive, and when going into Backup Exec 2012 there is no Robotic Library showing. BE seems to see the tape drive without any problems (we're using Symantec drivers) but fails to see the Autoloader. The tape drive is...

Chris_M1 by Level 3
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Restoring data from b2d

hello Here is the situation :   I have a production BE 2010 R3 Server. I have manage to backup all my data successfully to B2d Internal Hard Drive. The mission I am trying to accomplish is to have a DRP BE Server which I would be able to restore that...

Resolved! Dual backups

We support remote sites that have their own onsite technicians and I have had a query posted to me asking can Symantec Backup Exec 2010 run two concurrent backup sessions, each backing up its own data set to two separate tape drives. Query is this : ...

Backup Exec on SBS 2011 - ASR Writer keeps failing

Fully patched Backup Exec 2012 and SBS 2011. Physical machine backing up to a 3TB external hard drive. I start a full backup and the ASR writer will go to a failed state nearly immediately. Writer name: 'ASR Writer'    Writer Id: {be000cbe-11f...

Throughput Tweaking

We just recently purchased a new quantum superloader 3 lto5 tape library. After setting up the new drive I did a test backup of the backup server itself to include the b2d storage raid 1,091 GB total and it accomplished the job at a rate of 11,883.02...

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Hi, running 11D 7170 on Wind2k3 server. I have reached the end of my rop on this one.  This is the millionth time I have to recreate backup jobs.  Jobs run fine for a long time, I have them ALL set to OVERWRITE the old jobs after so many weeks, then ...

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Resolved! Symantec Backup Exec 2012 - media rotation question

Hi,   I recently purchased Symantec Backup Exec 2012 and would like to replicate our old NTbackup system (defined by our policies). We currently have a media rotation system whereby we have 4 tapes that cycle through on a schedule: Week 1 Sunday = Fu...

jonnob by Level 4
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Backup Exec 2012 Data Expiration Date

We are running BE2012 on Windows Server 2003. Based on backing up to harddrives, my backup sets are all set to expire in 5 days. There are numerous backup records that have the backup sets where the System State, Shadow Copy Components, and one of my...

Denver by Level 2
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Backing up 2010R3 Media Server - Fails

I've set up dozens of BE2010R3 solutions, and have one that's frustrating the heck out of me. Overall, it's the most reliable one I support as far as success rates of the backup jobs of other servers. What won't back up is the media server itself (ph...

Backup jobs fail

Greetings, we have a BE 2010 R2 Running on 2008 R2 STD server and currently experiencing backup problems. Looks like I have 2 issues, a few vss writers are in error state and also Event ID 11 "The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddis...

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Backup exec won't backup more than one share CIFS netapp

Hi. I’m Using Backup exec  2012, and backup share (CIFS) on  netapp without NDMP, and ‘I’m facing a problem since one week …   the problem is: With several shares selected, and when run a backup job, after backing up the 1st share Backup exec give an...